2012 ‘Special Release’ Tempranillo

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – Tasted 19 Mar 2014

Rating 90/100

Fermented in open-top vats, basket-pressed and barrel-matured for 18 months in used French oak. The palate is full of black fruits, and with significantly more tannin structure than is commonly encountered in Australia. It simply requires a Rioja mentality, and regard the wine as a baby until it has its 10th birthday party – prior to that time, you won’t find overmuch joy.

Screwcap. Alc: 13.5%. Drink by: 2032.