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Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Tim Adams Lidera Tempranillo 2016

Single Vineyard planting of Tempranillo from the original winery site on Wendouree Rd. Spends two years in new and used (1-2y) oak, comparable to Crianza (check?) in old Rioja money.

The presence of the newer portion of oak is unmistakeable, and yet Tempranillo is a variety that seemingly has an inherent ability to lap it up, to take it in its stride. It provides a support, a comfort blanket that ushers the wine into place. 

The wine itself, unto the palate, is a cherry and cola like manifestation that flows long across the palate. Generous in flavour an intent, its supplemented by a tannin that seemingly straddles both fine, yet with a minor coarseness. 

Seemingly it manages to covey youth and freshness, juxtaposed against what might appear savoury and sterner qualities. Really quite impressive. 94 

Tasted on: Wednesday 8th July 
Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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