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Monday, 23 May 2016

Samuel's Gorge Kaleidoscopic Horizons Garnacha Tempranillo 2013

A little lift on opening, distorts the fruit; given time: coffee bean, garrigue, lavender.

Big and bold, oak is prominent - American at that - tannin is assertive, gruff and drying; clearly one for the long-haul, the fruit is there - although somewhat suppressed by the oak. Slowly, it starts to open: vanilla, spice, meat, blood and earth.

A wine of intensity, depth and lingering spice - it's best is clearly ahead of it. 93

Tasted on: Sunday 1st May: Root to Flower
Source: Sample
Price: $75
Alcohol: 14.6%
Closure: Cork

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