Tar & Roses Tempranillo 2011, Heathcote/Alpine Valleys

A shockingly authentic expression of tempranillo - this could easily be mistaken for well-made Ribera del Duero. The nose... John Szabo, MS - LCBO, SAQ, BCLDB
280198
Tar & Roses Tempranillo 2011, Heathcote/Alpine Valleys Bottle
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Tar & Roses Tempranillo 2011, Heathcote/Alpine Valleys 90 7 $15.25
John Szabo, MS http://www.winealign.com/profile/3333-John-Szabo%2C-MS

A shockingly authentic expression of tempranillo - this could easily be mistaken for well-made Ribera del Duero. The...

David Lawrason http://www.winealign.com/profile/466-David-Lawrason

A pleasant surprise here, and nicely authentic tempranillo mindful of some wines from Ribera del Duero in Spain! This...

Sara d'Amato http://www.winealign.com/profile/13582-Sara-d%27Amato

A youthful Tempranillo with an abundance of black currant and licorice. Distinctive Tempranillo character with fruit...

Steve Thurlow http://www.winealign.com/profile/468-Steve-Thurlow

A fairly complex well balanced wine with aromas of sour cherry, raspberry, tea and basil. It is midweight and very...

Tar & Roses Tempranillo 2011, Heathcote/Alpine Valleys

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Victoria, Australia

$15.25 (280198)

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July 21, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A shockingly authentic expression of tempranillo - this could easily be mistaken for well-made Ribera del Duero. The...

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David Lawrason
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A pleasant surprise here, and nicely authentic tempranillo mindful of some wines from Ribera del Duero in Spain! This...

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Sara d'Amato
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A youthful Tempranillo with an abundance of black currant and licorice. Distinctive Tempranillo character with fruit...

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Steve Thurlow
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A fairly complex well balanced wine with aromas of sour cherry, raspberry, tea and basil. It is midweight and very...

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

Here is an anomaly, a Tempranillo from Australia, which definitely smells like a Tempranillo, with aromas of raspberry, black cherry, dusty, cedar, black licorice, black pepper and Moroccan spices. On the mouthfeel, medium bodied (with alcohol at 13%), dark fruit and savoury flavours with fresh acidity and firm tannins. Great length on the finish, with robust flavours and texture with those same dusty tannins lingering till the end. A very enjoyable and interesting young wine, best to cellar an additional 2-3 years and best paired with a lamb dish, strongly recommended.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium to light ruby with a touch of garnet in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose.

A nice surprise having a Tempranillo from Australia that tastes like it was from Spain.

Positives: This wine features cedar, sandalwood, lots of sour cherry, blackberry, licorice, rose petals, cloves, rosemary and sage. Medium body with medium to medium+ tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Drink now or over the 5 next years on its own or pair it with grilled lamb chops.

Tasted: 6 Sept 2013

Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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Tony  G
Tony G

Found the predominant flavour to be oak here.

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