January 28, 2023

Bremerton Tamblyn

Who makes it?

The Willson family estate ‘Bremerton’ is just one of the highlights from the Langhorne Creek region of South Australia. The estate makes an extensive number of wines, tapping into the extensive range of varieties available to them from Fiano to Vermentino to Graciano to Lagrein.

Read Winery Spotlight: Bremerton Wines to read an interview with Rebecca Willson.

How do they make it?

Bremerton Tamblyn is an Australian version on the standard Bordeaux blend. It is a Cabernet sauvignon (around 50%), Shiraz (around 40%), about 5% each of Malbec and Merlot. That vibrant addition of Shiraz giving an Australian accent. Each portion of the wine spends around 18 months in new and old French oak separately before the final blend is selected.

What does it taste like?

This is a mouthful of rich ripe fruit. Not only is it generous in the mouth, there is an abundance of black cherry, black berry fruit with a floral lilt. It fills the mouth and finishes with a spicy savouriness. It is bold but balanced. And great value. 

What to drink it with?

The usual dishes with red meat, but also with Mediterranean vegetables.  It will go easy with a Sunday roast or with mid-week bangers and mash with lashings of caramelised onions and gravy.


Hard cheese is best here. Mature Wookey Hole, or Manchego or a matured Comte.

Quickie review « A delicious peppery & spicy one! »

Country of Origin: Langhorne Creek, Australia
Tasting Date: January 2023
Price:  UK £12.5  |  AUD$ 19
Drink: now – 3 years
Needs food: no
Source: tasting

If you like the sound of Bremerton Tamblyn, why not check out:
Henschke Henry’s Seven

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