The Dog Strangler Mataro 2019, Teusner Wines
‘The Dog Strangler’ , translated from Estrangle-Chien, as it is known in parts of France. The grape variety Mataro is also known as Mourvedre. Rarely seen as a single varietal – this wine is a standout. A lovely, deep, darkly impenetrable, purple/black colour. Deep purple, good name for a band. Blueberries, anise, smoked-meats, Asian spice, really lovely aromatics and evocative things happening in the glass. Deliciously fleshy blue fruits, dark cherry, spice and licorice. This has a really attractive dark fruit-weight and the tannins and acid work in tandem seamlessly to give the dark, slurpy fruit the structure and cut this wine requires.