Tempranillo Blend 2016 – Black Market Deal #34336
- Textured, savoury
- Clare Valley
Tempranillo is the king of Spanish grapes and for anyone that is familiar with Rioja, they will know that it is often blended with other red grapes. It’s a sum-of-the-parts situation. In this wine the tempranillo is blended with mataro and grenache from a couple of sites in the Clare Valley. Each grape brings it’s own element, that creates a textural and savoury style. Don’t get us wrong, there is heaps of luscious South Aussie fruit too - ripe strawberry. sour cherry and lots of raspberries. At four years old, this red is looking great and will be doing so for the next 3-4 years.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
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- Clare Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 56% Tempranillo 30% Mataro, 14% Grenache
- Serving Temp.
Riesling lovers need look no further. If there was ever a shrine to the rizza gods then it would be in the Clare. But go beyond the pristine, dry and steely whites that made the region world famous, and you’ll find some special reds worthy of attention. Shiraz and cabernet are among the frontrunners, with examples from Kilikanoon, Jim Barry, Leasingham, Tim Adams and Skillogalee regularly receiving top marks from Sir Halliday. There’s also some pretty smart grenache, cabernet franc and cabernet malbec coming out of the region too. So if you’re into plummy, well structured red wine styles, then you’ll find rich pickings here.