Wine Enthusiast Torbreck Wines, 2013 Torbreck 'The Pict' Mataro
"This full-bodied, almost liquorous rendering of Mourvèdre is packed with fruit, power and finesse. Aromas of smoke, vanilla and graham crackers frame flavors of jammy blackberries and cassis. These finish with some alcoholic warmth yet remain plush and elegant. Drink now–2025." –Jun-17
Wine Advocate Torbreck Wines, 2013 Torbreck 'The Pict' Mataro
"Deep garnet in color, the 2013 The Pict has a profoundly earthy / meaty nose with suggestions of chargrill, roasted nuts and yeast extract. Full-bodied with tons of savory, Bovril laced flavors on offer in the mouth, it has firm chewy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long and earthy."
The Pict fervently displays a French wine style influence - the wild, rugged and earthen aromas typically associated with the Bandol region of France provide the basis for this powerful single vineyard Mataro.
Fresh soil, tree bark, cassis and leather dominate the nose with hints of spice, chocolate and drying meats evolving with time in the glass.The expansive palate is rich and dense with a rustic core of earth, tar and black olive all tightly framed by the wines mineral strewn tannins.