2017 Tempranillo

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THE YEAR THAT
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Embrace your Spanish side with this delicious Tempranillo (pron. TEMPRAN-ee- oh). All olives, tar and flowers on the nose, the palate is generous and rih, with earthy plummy fruit- just how we imagine a matador would taste! Hold a fiesta, cook up some tasty tapas and ole!

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
Olive pesto, bitumen, spice, gravy and cherry anise spirit.
PALATE
Coating tannins, give depth and structure to the wine, cherry cola, mocha, dried herb and fresh sage. Delish!
WINE & VINTAGE

Tempranillo is fast becoming a preferred
variety in McLaren Vale, with its more
savoury notes and rustic charm. We
only use older French oak, letting the
Tempranillo varietal characters sing. 2017
was a cooler and wet year in McLaren Vale,
resulting in slow ripening and excellent
concentration of flavour.

HISTORY

With 300 acres of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 50 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages. Each vintage, different varieties & blocks will show their strength and from this has been born the ‘SMALL BATCH’ range. These wines have been handcrafted to speak of both the variety and the vintage in which they have been produced.

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright, 6th Generation
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
5466 bottles
GRAPE VARIETY

100% Tempranillo
(pron. Tempran-ee-oh)

REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Bright maroon
ALCOHOL
14%

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

Jeni Port

Australian tempranillo is still finding its way. Some are too dry red-like, some are too alcoholic, some way too astringent and mean. Oliver’s Taranga chooses to highlight the grape’s generous fruit while maintaining some of the style’s firm structure. This is an enjoyable wine with chocolate and tempranillo’s trademark dark cherries, plums and spice leading to a generous palate. It’s a big wine, it fills the mouth and stays there.

90 points
Q Wine

Wines like this tend to have the ability to evaporate quickly from the glass. Grab a plate of food and tear in - lip smacking Tempranillo!
Alluring scents of purple flowers, tar, and smokey meats get you in the mood. Blackberries, plummy fruit and a touch of caramel dangle the temptation stick. Slight char, cured meat and a dash of vanilla ride the wave with an earthy kick. Long, generous and dead set delicious - big pours please. I like this. Lots!
Drink now to five years

92 points
Toni Patterson, The Real Review

Dark plums and blackberries on the nose accented by sweet oak. Round, ripe and fleshy on the mid-palate with juicy red and black fruits. Impressive fruit concentration. Gentle tannins on the close

90 points