'The Old One' of the Matsu range, made from the fruit of selected Tinta de Toro vines, averaging 110 years of age. Matsu is the Japanese word for 'wait', and the winery's philosophy is one of patience and environmental harmony. The vineyards are fully organic. The wine is immensely powerful and complex, offering cigar box, lavender and graphite nuances against a backdrop of dense cherry and bramble fruit. Enjoyable immediately, partnered with good quality steak or rare roasts, but will also reward cellaring of 5 years or more.
Two Hands is already one of the finest Shiraz producers in Australia. Turning its hand to Cabernet Sauvignon, it's crafted this red that's chock full of blackcurrant, mocha, mint and a hint of graphite. Scoring a solid 90 Parker Points with this vintage alone, it's clear the winery is master of many.
Altura Malbec is a quality Argentinian that displays a remarkable intensity of fruit, combining flavours of damsons and mulberries, offset by complex mineral and earthy notes, along with great freshness and perfume - a result of the higher altitude location.