Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Golden Grove Estate Joven Tempranillo 2016

The Granite Belt doesn't have a hero variety, and whilst there are a diverse range of varieties in the dirt, it seems Tempranillo has started to beat its chest loudly of late.

Golden Grove Estate appear to have nailed the secret recipe with this Joven style. This is their fourth release of this style which just seems to keep hitting the mark all too consistently now.

A small portion was whole bunch fermented.

Aromas of charred meats, bright red cherry, an ever so slight suggestion of nutmeg, plus stewed strawberries and of course dark plums.

Super soft delivery, juicy fruit is painted across the mouth with precise consistency. It's not hard to see why this has sold out year after year recently. Dark cherries, red apple skin, tinned plums, and juicy tannins lead to a long finish with an acid crunch screaming for tapas, pizza and pasta dishes. Don't have a glass, have the lot!

Drink now to three years.

93/100 - Very good

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $26
Source: Sample

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