First Drop Pintor Tempranillo 2010, Barossa, South Australia

Tempranillo Tempranillo
South Australia, Australia

$37.00 (303321)

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  • 9090

There is good cause to be optimistic about tempranillo in Australia - the hot arid climate is similar to the plateaus of north-central Spain where this grape thrives. There is still an obvious sweetness, menthol and warmth that speaks more of Barossa than tempranillo, but compared to Barossa shiraz this a light, fresh, juicy and spicy red. I like the sour cherry fruit, with clove, eucalyptus and tea-like complexities. There is also some elegance. Very nicely done, with some overstated chocolate and oak on the finish. Excellent length.Score: 90 (David Lawrason, WineAlign.com, Mar 2013)
90 pts
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March 16, 2013

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

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