2021 Tempranillo

2021  Tempranillo

The undulating landscape of McLaren Vale, paired with the constant, regulating sea breeze and the hot dry summers, create the perfect growing conditions for Tempranillo. This Spanish grape is relatively new to our shores but it makes perfect sense here. Made in a style that is unique to the region, this vibrant, expressive wine is best enjoyed with good food and great friends.

The 2021 Tempranillo is a medium bodied, textural wine. It is more lifted and ethereal than previous vintages with aromas of forest fruits, juicy mulberry and cherry cola. It has an underlying earthiness of tobacco and dusty boot strap that grounds the lighter, lifted notes with fine tannins and a bright, balanced acidity.

The newest release of Samuel’s Gorge Tempranillo is fresh and moreish but it will evolve, if you let it, developing further complexity with time in the bottle. Put this one down a while then enjoy where it takes you.

Pair with roasted Kangaroo rump, pickled beetroot and seasonal greens.

Time in tomb: 8+ years

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Stuart Knox - The Real Review's Gravatar
Stuart Knox - The Real Review
(28/02/2022 at 3:52 PM)
An intense ruby-red core. Raspberry, cardamom and bresaola aromas. Dark fruits, exotic spice and coffee notes fill the mouth. There’s a sense of tension from a tightly-wound tannin profile but the fruit intensity balances that. Good length and bone-dry to finish. 90 points.

Ned Goodwin MW - Halliday Wine Companion's Gravatar
Ned Goodwin MW - Halliday Wine Companion
(28/02/2022 at 4:09 PM)
An underperforming variety on these shores come good, more often than not, in these hands. A superlative vintage. Possibly the best on record. And it shows. While this has clearly been crafted with ample whole berries and gentle oak treatment (9 mths. in seasoned French), servicing a supple, pulpy mid-weighted framework, the feel is one of easy-going fun and exuberance as a result. Rosewater, lilac, damson plum, bing cherry and loads of florals. Thrills with a chill, best drunk young. 92 points.

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