91 Points | International Wine Cellar , March 2011
(from 120-year-old vines): Deep ruby-red. Fascinating nose combines
crushed blackberry, pepper, licorice and violet, plus a whiff of tree
bark typical of mourvedre. At once suave and dense, with terrific depth
and creaminess to the flavors of sweet dark berries, coffee and
chocolate. This silky, highly concentrated wine tightens up on the
finish, showing palate-saturating persistence and a firm tannic spine
for further development in bottle. My sample retained its freshness and
grip for 72 hours in the recorked bottle.
One of the best wines I have received from Wine Access. Rich, and lush with a huge finish. Absolutely delicious!
An excellent wine, 85 % Mourvedre, fully body
08 THREE MATARO SPINELLI
OMG.. THIS QUALITY FOR THIS PRICE? EXCELLENT WINE
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Superb flavor and texture,fantastic wine!
WA has become my go to site for wine!
For the price offered, this is an excellent wine. Nice, soft red, goes well with beef, lamb or just sipping!
Wish there was more
I have not been satisfied with some of the previous selections from Italy, but three Mataro was very impressive, especially the price.
a little flat
Dry tannins and over-ripe fruit made this akin to a soda without the fizz: flat. Disappointing after the golden review. Was better the second day after the tannins mellowed. I will decant the wine for the next bottle and hope for a better tasting.
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A sparsely planted variety found predominantly in the southern Rhone, Provence, and elsewhere near the Mediterranean coast, Mourvedre is best known for its place in powerful game and earth-scented reds. One is mostly likely to encounter the grape in wines from the southern Rhone. Here, Mourvedre takes its place blended with...
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