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2015 Tim Smith Barossa Mataro

2015 Tim Smith Barossa Mataro

It’s a mid-weight red with the delicious meter pointing to high. But frank with complex character too.'
94 Points - Campbell Mattinson

$38.99 Per Bottle


$233.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • Tim Smith is a Barossa Valley-based winemaker and one of Australia’s most awarded boutique producers. He focuses on making wines from the Barossa region’s time proven varietals of Mourvedre (locally called Mataro), Grenache and Shiraz, and also sources exceptional parcels of Shiraz, Riesling and Viognier fruit from Eden Valley.

    All Tim Smith wines are made with small select parcels of high quality fruit and are made in small batches of 250-700 cases. The mantra for the brand is that if it does not bear the Tim Smith ‘Thumbprint’ then it is does not meet the quality standard.


    The great undervalued variety of Mataro, a Spanish synonym widely used in the Barossa for the French variety Mourvedre, has long held a fascination for Tim Smith. In the great years, TSW Mataro has the classic varietal aromas of Chinese-5-spice, liquorice and dark berry fruits. The palate is at once spicy, with lively defining tannins due to being picked at exactly the right time and being under the deft hand of Tim Smith once in the winery. Vineyard age is up to 130 years and usually up to four vineyard selections make the final blend.


    Black fruit, menthol, dark berry aromas announce themselves from the outset. The palate is ripe with black fruits in a laid back fashion, with spicy interest and a wonderful earthy savoury tone.


    'It’s beautifully complex wine. It’s all gunsmoke and black pepper, smoked herbs and rounds of both blueberry and foresty blackberry. There’s a slip of cool mint, a general meatiness, and probably some walnut-like characters too. Variations on a Barossa theme. All the while, the fruit keeps rolling juicily on. It’s a mid-weight red with the delicious meter pointing to high. But frank with complex character too.
    94 Points - Campbell Mattinson