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It's a pearler. It tastes minerally and funky at first but given air, it's a wash with delicious flavours.

The Wine Front
March 20, 2010

Spinifex Indigene 2008 by Campbell Mattinson


Indigene is Spinifex’s top-level blend of shiraz, mataro and grenache.



It’s a pearler. It tastes minerally and funky at first but given air, it’s a wash with delicious flavours of cedarwood, cloves, dark cherries, five-spice and probably a good many other things. It’s complex, smooth, and persistent. It has out-and-out sex appeal too. It’s very easy to review, because it’s very obviously excellent.

The pair arrived in Australia in 1992 to study winemaking and wine marketing at Roseworthy Agricultural College, now the University of Adelaide. Schell describes these as very formative years which influenced many of his ideas, both in business and in his directions with wine. A stint at the Mountadam winery, when a student, started his great love of Eden Valley wines, which he admires for their elegance.




Rated 94 Points

Alcohol 14.5%

Price $48 

Drink 2010 - 2016

 

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