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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

TeAro Estate Tempranillo 2010

Tempranillo is an interesting beast.  Thick skinned, it ripens early, but buds neither early or late and has a relatively short-growing cycle.  Likes diurnal variation - so like many grape varieties, site is key.

I have a love/ hate relationship with Australian Tempranillo - often struggling to find something I really enjoy.  I've done so here.

Berry compote with good supporting oak leading the way here; hints of spice, cinnamon - not overt.  Firm and full-bodied, dark fruited - richly spiced on the palate.  Tannin, soft and resolved - silken almost, plush and comfortable.  Great balance of easy going charm and inherent appeal without sacrificing varietal character.  92 - Very Good

Source: Sample
Price: $30
Alcohol: 14.8%
Closure: Screwcap

1 comment:

  1. This is a favorite of mine from TeAro. Must get back to the cellar door and pick some up.