jamie goode's wine blog: Matetic EQ Syrah - a serious effort

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Matetic EQ Syrah - a serious effort

Over the last couple of evenings I have been enjoying the Matetic EQ Syrah, which is a serious wine. It's one of the vineyards I visited on my Chile trip in January, and for me this is Chile's best producer. They're operating biodynamically, and they seem to get such definition and freshness into their reds. I bought a couple of bottles of this from the Oddbins in St Margarets, and was rather surprised to find it had been reduced from 17 to 12, at which price it's a steal.

Matetic EQ Syrah 2006 San Antonio, Chile
Incredible stuff. Very deep coloured. Intense, pure blackberry and blackcurrant nose complemented by spicy, meaty, earthy notes, as well as a hint of olive and tar. The palate is earthy and dense with plenty of structure, but also lots of blackberry and plum fruit. There's lovely fresh acidity. Just a tiny trace of that Chilean rubbery greenness, but overall this is a really serious effort and I'll be buying some more with a view to seeing how it ages over the medium term. 92/100 (12.75 Oddbins, reduced from 17)

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At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

jamie ecrit
'I'll be buying some more with a view to seeing how it ages over the medium term. 92/100 (12.75 Oddbins, reduced from 17)'
You'll be having difficulty at that price and from that location.
It was part of an Oddbins promotion that ended about 10 days ago and what there was of it, 23 bottles, was gone within hours.

At 10:04 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Hmm, I bought this on Friday, I think, and there was at least half a case more. Or was I just lucky?

At 10:27 PM, Blogger Michael Pollard said...

When I was in the UK this past July we bought a bottle of this along with a bunch of other stuff at the Wanstead Majestic Wine shop. The wines were a gift for the friends we were staying with and this was one of the wines they opened while we were there. Very impressive effort. Its still listed on the Majestic Wine online site at 17.49; would have been a steal at 12!.


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