September 9, 2015

Taylors (Wakefield) Tempranillo 2014

taylors-tempranillowmThere are some great finds amongst the Taylor family’s Estate range and this is one of them. The Tempranillo grapes have been sourced from their Clare Valley estate.  With an eye on doing justice to the fruit, individual portions were either cold soaked before ferment, partially fermented in stainless steel or in open fermenters before spending some time in old French oak.  

All this care has left the mulberry, blueberry fruit to speak for itself, enhanced with some pepper, violet, nutmeg and dried thyme and parsley.  As it enters the mouth, the juicy fruit has a silky polish and soft acid and tannins for structure. The length offers more cherry and black fruit amongst the subtle spice. 

Considering that you can pick this wine up in a multi-buy for less than $14 in Australia, you could say good drinking does not necessarily cost more.  A good mid week wine, or one to settle into the weekend with.  It also is a delicious base for Beouf Bourguignon.

Quickie review « Juicy, spicy berry fruit with smooth silky texture. A wine for pleasurable drinking. »

Country of Origin: Australia  Date:  May 30th, 2015   Price:  $14+  Drink: now – 5 years  Needs food: no   Source: sample

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