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Tempranillo 2017

A variety made famous in Rioja, this is a medium-bodied with seductive flavours of blueberries, cherries and dark plums. French oak maturation provides subtle savoury, spice characters.

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Previous Vintages 2016
Region Clare Valley & McLaren Vale
Colour At release the wine is a ruby red with a vibrant purple hue.
Nose The wine displays rich dark cherry fruit characteristics with hints of spicy incense and underlying dusty oak aromas.
Palate This is a medium-bodied wine with flavours of maraschino cherry, plums and subtle spice along with well integrated savoury French oak. There is a pleasing soft and silky texture to the mid palate and the wine has a long, persistent finish.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a short term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 13.5
Acid: 6.23
Residual Sugar: 0.2
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Medium
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2018
  • Berliner Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Asia Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2017
  • Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show
  • Silver
  • 2017
  • Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • World Wine Championships Awards BTI
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • MUNDUS VINI International Wine Awards
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Monterey International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show
  • Silver
  • 2017
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 1
  • Commended
  • Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

    Apr 2018
    86 Points
    Tempranillo from the Clare Valley and McLaren Vale regions. Soft, ripe and juicy with fruit. Not a rough edge in sight. Berries aplenty, sweet-edged but with dry spice and musky choc-vanilla notes hovering. Light-ish but there’s enough here. It’s certainly easy to drink.
  • Tony Love, Herald Sun, Hobart Mercury and Adelaide Advertisier

    Mar 2018
    4.5 Stars
    Recently judged highly in a major independent comp, this youthful, medium-bodied wine gives nothing away in its heady swirl of vibrant aromatics and flavours, the fruit in perfectly sweet plum and cherry pitch, juicy and lively with bright acidity echoing those initial nasal impressions. Delicate woodiness and spice adds a depth to softer tannins in the finish...
  • Tony Love, Adelaide Now

    Mar 2018
    4.5 Stars
    Recently judged highly in a major independent comp, this youthful, medium-bodied wine gives nothing away in its heady swirl of vibrant aromatics and flavours, the fruit in perfectly sweet plum and cherry pitch, juicy and lively with bright acidity echoing those initial nasal impressions. Delicate woodiness and spice adds a depth to softer, touchy-feely tannins in the finish. What can you say — it’s a direct hit, and one of the best... wines in town. Good discount prices around as well.