Tempranillo

Small Batch Wines  |  2009 Tempranillo

Australian Wine Journal, Sept 2010, 91 points

Oliver's Taranga Tempranillo 2009 ($32) Oliver's Taranga believe this is their best tempranillo yet and I'd have to agree. It reveals that classically varietal exotic spice fragrance, with savoury yet ripe undertones of dark berry/plum fruits harmonised by smooth vanilla/chocolate oak. On the palate its surprisingly elegant and medium-bodied (for both region and style) with a fine, long drive of sweet, earthy flavours framed by svelte, prickly temp tannins and beautifully restrained alcohol (13.0%). It's very well composed.

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Closure

Screw Cap

Grape Variety

100% Tempranillo

Growing Region

McLaren Vale

Colour

Deep dark maroon

Aroma

Earth and spice characters. A mineral slate- like hint to the nose.

Palate

Mineral tightness on the palate give the 2009 Tempranillo a great line. Strong savoury, meaty and black cherry notes.

Cellaring Potential

Drink now to 5 years

Maturation

old French oak

Alcohol%/Vol

13.5%

Winemaker

Corrina Wright

Date Bottled

May 2010

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