Thursday, 21 June 2012

El Nino Tempranillo 2008

The light colour of this wine struck me immediately and even at first glance it looked like a Yarra Pinot. A closer inspection kept me on the same track with the nose being strewed strawberry, cherry and some spice. The palate was as not as big as other Tempranillos I have tasted, nor was it as dense.

Fifteen months on oak has imparted some flavour onto the palate, but nothing too over powering or dominant. Medium bodied and deceptive from inspection led to raspberry flavours, along with cherries. The distinctive spice of Tempranillo made an appearance. Patches of undergowth led to a finish that acceptable.

A wine that asked many questions and kept me intrigued throughout.

For a relatively easy entry into the world of Tempranillo, this is not a bad place to get started.

Who: Massoni Wines
What: Tempranillo (13.5% abv)
Where: Heathcote
When: 2008
How: $18

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1 comment:

  1. I love how it has those flavours infused in it, it sounds like it really would be interesting from start to finish.