2007 Heathcote Tempranillo

Ralph Kyte-Powell, Epicure Uncorked, The Age 3 February 2009

Seductive aromas of cherries, spices, leather and earth lead to a hearty palate of velvety texture, attractive intensity and fine finish. Tonnes of personality.

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2009 Edition

Rating 90/100

Very ripe fruit, moving on to a kirsch liqueur bouquet; sweet and supple fruit on the palate, with a dry, slightly dusty finish. To 2012

Nick Stock, Wine Business Monthly Top 100, October 2008

The cruel hand of nature robbed the Pondalowie vineyard of most of its Tempranillo fruit in 2007 so they ventured across to neighboring Heathcote to seek out some alternatives.  This has classic cherry cola aromas, bright and medium weighted, balanced and approachable. Rating 91/100

Max Allen, The Weekend Australian magazine ‘Top 30 wines under $30’ , August 30-31, 2008

After frosts decimated their vineyard north of Bendigo, Dominic and Krystina Morris sourced some Tempranillo grapes from Heathcote and have crafted a wine that still has plenty of their trademark black fruit and supple tannin.

Ben Knight

From one of the best producers of Spanish varieties in Australia comes this Heathcote Tempranillo. Full and crimson this Tempranillo exhibits wonderful sweet fruit and maintains a lovely savouriness throughout. Tempranillo can be somewhat of a shape shifting grape variety, offering styles akin to Cabernet Sauvignon, then Pinot Noir, this is definitely the latter. Expect to pay around $20 for this and be very pleased indeed.