Zuccardi Q Tempranillo 2008, Santa Rosa Vineyards, Mendoza
Much in the Spanish tradition, where heavy handed American oak is a part of the formula with tempranillo, this has a...
Nose is lifted and fruity with earth and a touch of volatility. Palate is savory with crunchy sea salt, wild herb and...
Sweet, oaky, Spanish style tempranillo here; this could be Rioja or Ribera del Duero to be sure. The palate is...
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Medium ruby in colour with a medium+ intensity on the nose.
Positives: What a nice wine this is featuring cedar, incense, blackberry, sandalwood, dark cherry, cherry liquorice, hickory, sage & rosemary. Medium body & tannins, good acidity, fairly long length & alcohol is well integrated.
Interesting Point: Zuccardi has done a nice job taking the Spanish Tempranillo & transplanting it to Argentina.
Drink now on its own or pair it with rack of lamb.
Tasted: 8 June 12
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9/10, Score: 18.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4
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Made with grapes from 40 year-old vines. Aromas of red berries, blackberry join the flavour profile with lots of pepper/spice, and a touch of cola. Letting the wine breathe in glass relieves some of the spiciness. Chewy tannins will reward ageing another 1-2 years. This is definitely a good wine for the BBQ.
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