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Monday, 15 July 2019

Golden Grove Joven Tempranillo 2018

Joven-style Tempranillo from the Granite Belt, and budding master of the "Strange Bird" Ray Costanzo. Sees 15% whole bunch and then 3-4 year old oak for 6m rest.

It leads with fruit, yet carries a savoury bent from the get-go. It's about the cherry and plum initially, yet that savoury depth is adding to that bright introduction. It doesn't default on the palate either, a crunch of tannin adding to the length and being carried by an acidic wave. 

Finishes strong, a subtle savoury bitterness providing a twist. Just provides what I'd consider a seasoning to the wine. Proving Joven does not equate to simple. 93 

Tasted on: Monday 8th July, a Fruit to Root day 
Source: Sample
Price: $30
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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