2019 Mencia

$26.00

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THE YEAR THAT
We welcomed new wine dog Tex to the clan.

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

AROMA
Plenty of violet florals, cherry syrup and jubey blackberry concentrate.
PALATE
Like drinking flowers, the Mencia has such a delicious palate. Bright, fresh and zesty – this red has limited oak impact and is all about the fruit. Chewy berry flavours abound.
WINE & VINTAGE

Never tasted Mencia before? May as well start now! A new variety to Australia from its home in Spain, it’s packed with flavour. Made in the ‘joven’ style – meaning that it
has limited oak and is fresh and slurpy and ready to drink.

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
REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Bright maroon
ALCOHOL
14%

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

2019
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