Estate Label

Tempranillo 2018

A variety made famous in Spain, 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, 2017
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%: 14
Acid: 6.18
Residual Sugar: 0.6
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Medium
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2019
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • World Value Wine Challenge BTI
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • Concours Mondial De Bruxelles
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • World Wine Championships Awards BTI
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • MUNDUS VINI International Wine Awards
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 2
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • Perth Royal Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • International Wine and Spirit Competition
  • Bronze
  • Ray Jordan, West Australian Newspaper

    Jul 2020
    91 Points
    This is sourced from Clare and McLaren Vale so there is no shortage of ripe fleshy fruit character here. Has that slight confectionery lift of cherry and raspberry on the nose with a smooth medium bodied palate that screams out to be drunk now.
  • Ray Jordan, The West Australian

    Jul 2020
    91 Points
    This is sources from Clare and McLaren Value so there is no shortage of ripe fleshy fruit character here. Has that slightly confectionery lift of cherry and raspberry on the nose with a smooth medium bodied palate that screams to be drunk now.
  • Ned Goodwin MW, James Halliday Wine Companion

    Aug 2020
    90 Points
    Interesting that this estate's fondness for American oak has not been transmitted to the Tempranillo, a Spanish variety traditionally raised in American wood. In any case, there is little to criticise here. Particularly at the price. Warm, rich and cuddly. Red plum, vanillin oak references and orange rind scents. The finish, a gentle waft of flavour. Well made.
  • Michael Vane, Wine Selectors

    Oct 2019
    Hailing from South Australia’s Clare Valley, the Taylor family winemakers has crafted a lighter, more delicate Tempranillo that spent time in French oak, gaining a soft, silky texture, spice and plump, juicy dark red fruit characters. Above all, it’s an excellent food matching wine.