Sunday, 31 December 2017

Ridgemill Estate Hungry Horse Tempranillo Grenache 2014


An interesting blend of some Spanish friends which seems to work.

All fruit was hand picked and some whole bunches were used in the ferment and held in a mix of third use American and French oak.

Curious whiffs of mint and handfuls of parsley got my attention early. These eased out with time in the glass and canned plum juice and pan juices stepped in. In the mouth the Hungry Horse seems more like a Clydesdale than a thoroughbred. It's heavy on its feet and comes across weighed down. Those pan juices kick on flanked by dark cherries and fine spices finishing with grainy and chalky like tannins. It would sit well beside beef lasagne or spag bol.

Drink now to three years.

87/100

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $28
Source: Sample
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