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The Thief? Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2015 Wine Review

The Thief? Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2015

The Thief? Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2015

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.2%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: The Thief?

Agent: M.C.O.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Jammy raspberry and strawberry fruit on the nose and palate of this rich, full-bodied, smooth Australian Shiraz. This is a traditional Australian GSM blend: Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro (aka Mouvedre). Winemaker Tash Mooney says the wine is named in honour of his great grandfather who in the 1840s agreed to mind a cow for a neighbour who was away for several months. The cow died of old age, but the neighbour accused him of theft and subsequently he was excommunicated by the church and buried outside the fence of the Catholic church cemetery. Pair with hell-fired steak.

Grenache Shiraz Mataro food pairings: rosemary and garlic roast leg of lamb, root vegetables and veal stew, pork cutlets.

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This The Thief? Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2015 was reviewed on April 28, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Love those Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro blends! This one, from Barossa Valley, South Australia, shows yummy aromas and flavours of strawberries and dark berries, spice and smoke with mouthwatering acidity. Great with steak or roast red meats.
Tasted April 2018
The Thief? 2015 is a Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro wine blend from the Barossa Valley. Legend has it that the winemaker's great, great grandfather, who was an Australian settlor in the 1840s,was asked to take care of a neighbour's pet cow while the neighbour was away. The cow died of old age and when the neighbour returned he accused the great, great grandfather of theft. This, unfortunately, stayed with the him till his death and thereafter being excommunicated from the Catholic Church and also not allowed to be buried in the cemetery; so, he was buried on the other side of its fence. Natasha Mooney has created this wine to honour her great, great grandfather and the cow, of course. The Thief? 2015 is ripe cherry, red plum, cinnamon, anise and a touch of vanilla on the palate. A very juicy red to enjoy with meat stews. - Community Wine Reviews

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