The 2006 growing season was ideal, with good rains filling the soils, and combined with cool nights the vines set to a moderate, even crop. Harvest was early (March 11 & 17) with ripe grapes having full color, and an abundance of flavour and tannin balance. The wine has a deep magenta colour. The nose is intensely savoury, showing cedar, spiced plums and an earthy richness. Powerful fruit flavours open the palate with the spiciness of Tempranillo shining through. Perfect with paella or tapas.
"Tempranillo is the most distinguished Spanish indigenous variety, popping up all over Australia. Bright and clear, this offers a delicious, fresh and supple panoply of red fruits, spices and tannins, uncomplicated and seductive."
Large and in charge wine. Dark Color. Spicy, big fruit, and earthy. smooth. we opened it 30 minutes before drinking. We paired it with a dish similar to Paella, a southern Jambalaya. onion, a small bit of ground pork, garlic, bay shrip, bell pepper, tomoato, and rice. Great pairing.
I'm really enjoying this varietal. And this from Wrattonbully really holds up nicely. Bold wine, great flavors. I plan on stocking up on this. Great value.