Taking nothing away from plenty of other wines I have been drinking, I am really enjoying this style of red wine. There seems to be quite a few available now that have freshness coupled with plenty of flavour without needing a slab of protein to support them. I also like that Tempranillos of this style are so easy to sit back and enjoy with a nice long lunch, and are so versatile when it comes to having them with a variety of foods/dishes. This one, crafted by winemaker Ray Costanzo, fits the bill perfectly, thank you very much!
Mmmmm, the aromas captured my attention with this wine very early on. A fresh berry and cherry bomb of a nose with just a hint of earthiness. The medium-bodied palate has a nice, neat, balanced package of fruity, savoury and spicey elements. Think blackberry, dark cherry, subtle hints of spice and black pepper, that earthiness is here too and a touch of red fruits giving it a sort of brightness kind of lift (if you know what I mean). It’s very smooth with a touch of tannin sitting pretty, and very little oak influence at all. It’s a very attractive wine now, so tuck in I say!
Region: Granite Belt, Queensland Price: $35 (worth every cent!) Source: Sample thanks to Golden Grove Estate