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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Ridgemill Estate "The Spaniard" Tempranillo 2009

Berry fresh by way of dark and sour cherry, a hint of plum and the addition of a herby/ bouquet garni element.  Light on entry, with more fruit elements coming through - lending juicy feel to proceedings.  

The juiciness is a good counterpoint to a slight stalky bitter edge and good gravelly, fine tannin.  Little acid to speak of - as befits the variety.  Matters do come a conclusion somewhat abruptly, there's a sudden rush of flavour before a finish of moderate length.  A good Tempranillo.  Enjoy.  88 - Good

Source: Swap
Price: $30
Closure: Screwcap

1 comment:

  1. Although I haven't had the Spaniard 09, I have enjoyed the Grand Inquisitor Tempranillos from Ridgemill.
    Tempranillo is finding a happy home on the Granite Belt and I look forward to exploring this variety from there.
    Recent vintages of Ridgemill's Tempranillo has been making people stand up and take notice which is a credit to winemaker Peter McGlashan.