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Wednesday 7 August 2013

Running With the Bulls Barossa Tempranillo 2012

My relationship with Australian Tempranillo is uneasy to say the least. 

Yet, here we have a wine that, for me, is at least varietal. Hints of choc-coffe-blueberries meets subtle violets too. A delightful aromatic expression of Tempranillo supported by a touch of malty oak.

It's medium bodied, there's a mix of red/ blue/ black fruits on show here, it is easy going, juicy and supple. Tannin is fine, backed up with a little bitter twist of cocoa at its conclusion. 

Length is good, generous and sustained. To my mind it is one of the better expressions of Tempranillo in Australia, at a good price point too. 

It has a twin, a Wrattonbully expression, and whilst I may consider that the *better* wine, this Barossa expression would likely bowl me over any day. A joy to drink, varietally correct, and food-friendly to boot. 91 - Very Good

Tasted on: Wednesday 31st July, a Fruit Day
Source: Sample
Price: $24
Alcohol: 13.5
Closure: Screwcap

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