Tempranillo

Small Batch Wines  |  2008 Tempranillo

Vintage Notes:

Tempranillo is fast becoming a preferred variety in McLaren Vale, with it's more savoury notes and rustic charm. It coped well with the hot weather that McLaren Vale endured during the 2008 vintage, and improves every year.

Reviews

  • Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, August 2009, 88 points

    Nice tannin, signs of spice and raspberry and a bitter, roasted, nutty (almost medicinal) finish. Smooth flavour before spicy, earthen, grainy characters take over

  • Lonely Grape, Aug 2009

    This spanish variety is showing some good wines in McLaren Vale.  Taranga Vineyard is doing a good job with this emerging variety.  Some of their grapes are going into other winery wines in the district and the grapes going into this wine are also pretty good too.  The wine has earthy characters with a hint of spice on the nose.  When it enters your mouth it shows lovely black berry fruit and finished with very dry dusty tannins.

  • Secret Vines, August 2009

    This is another small batch Oliver's wine that is really worth trying. Like any good Temp this wine has a crushed, dried spice character that tends to linger on and on. It's definitely straying on the full bodied side of the game - an iron fist in a satin glove type ‘o feel.  Really savoury and dry, someone break out the spicy homemade sausage

  • Closure

    Stelvin

    Grape Variety

    100% Tempranillo

    Growing Region

    100% 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 gives the 2008 Tempranillo a great line. Strong savoury, meaty and black cherry notes.

    Cellaring Potential

    Drink now or over the next couple of years.

    Maturation

    Old French oak

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14.5%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Wright

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