Sunday, 20 January 2019

Ridgemill Estate The Spaniard Tempranillo 2016


The crew at Ridgemill Estate have a soft spot for Tempranillo. There's no doubting the strength of the variety in the region either. The gang here also love to ensure you know it's a Crianza style and not Joven, that is, aged for at least two years. If style doesn't phase you and tasty booze is up your alley, give this a crack.

Black plums, dark cherries and whispers of blueberries fruit mingle with licorice and black tea. There's a sooty aroma and a curious scent of Negroni. The licorice keeps circling though. Not the hero, but just idling in the distance but good enough to be seen. Dried herbs and another layer of charm. The mouth is filled wonderfully with generous fruit hanging long. Dry to finish, dusty and tea-like tannins the final act. Yes!

Drink now to eight years.

93/100

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $30
Source: Sample

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