2018 Tempranillo

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THE YEAR THAT
Qantas thought that the millipedes caught in the pallet wrap were maggots

Embrace your Spanish side with this delicious Tempranillo (pron. TEMPRAN-ee- oh). All olives, tar and flowers on the nose, the palate is generous and rih, with earthy plummy fruit- just how we imagine a matador would taste! Hold a fiesta, cook up some tasty tapas and ole!

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
Olive pesto, bitumen, spice, gravy and cherry anise spirit.
PALATE
Coating tannins, give depth and structure to the wine, cherry cola, mocha, dried herb and fresh sage. Delish!
WINE & VINTAGE

Tempranillo is fast becoming a preferred variety in McLaren Vale, with its more savoury notes and rustic charm. We only use older French oak, letting the Tempranillo varietal characters sing. 2018 was a pretty much perfect year in McLaren Vale, resulting in excellent concentration of flavour and great aging potential

HISTORY

With 300 acres of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 50 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages. Each vintage, different varieties & blocks
will show their strength and from this has been born the ‘SMALL BATCH’ range. These wines have been handcrafted to speak of both the variety and the vintage in which they have been produced

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright, 6th Generation
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
4789 bottles
GRAPE VARIETY

100% Tempranillo
(pron. Tempran-ee-oh)

REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Bright maroon
ALCOHOL
14%

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

Jeni Port

Australian tempranillo is still finding its way. Some are too dry red-like, some are too alcoholic, some way too astringent and mean. Oliver’s Taranga chooses to highlight the grape’s generous fruit while maintaining some of the style’s firm structure. This is an enjoyable wine with chocolate and tempranillo’s trademark dark cherries, plums and spice leading to a generous palate. It’s a big wine, it fills the mouth and stays there.

90/100 - 2017 Tempranillo