Tar & Roses Tempranillo 2011 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
A shockingly authentic expression of tempranillo - this could easily be mistaken for well-made Ribera del Duero. The...
A pleasant surprise here, and nicely authentic tempranillo mindful of some wines from Ribera del Duero in Spain! This...
A youthful Tempranillo with an abundance of black currant and licorice. Distinctive Tempranillo character with fruit...
A fairly complex well balanced wine with aromas of sour cherry, raspberry, tea and basil. It is midweight and very...
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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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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.
Drink now or over the 5 next years on its own or pair it with grilled lamb chops.
Tasted: 6 Sept 2013
Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4
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