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Tempranillo is a red grape variety which forms the backbone of some of the finest wines from Spain & Portugal. Almost every red wine from Rioja has Tempranillo at its core.
Tempranillo means "little early one", a name given to it by Spanish growers who observed its habit of ripening earlier than Garnacha (Grenache), its traditional Spanish blending partner.
The Guesser Red is a biodynamic organically grown blend of Shiraz, Grenache, & Cabernet Sauvignon that offers fantastic value drinking.
Bright red berry fruits aromas with a touch of spice, mocha and plum.
Soft and juicy, showing generous fruit with a luscious finish.
An easy drinking McLaren Vale red that is ideal for a range of occasions.
Clean and bright. Cherry red color with a youthful violet rim. It is fresh, fruity and intense, with jovial tannin. It is easy to drink.
Surprisingly, "Baronesc". Its 4 months of barrel ageing only tames its' robust and youthful palate.
Intense purple colour with cherry red hues. Fresh nose with plum, cherry and smooth red peppers notes from Cabernet and Merlot. Combined notes with roasted coffee, coconut, honey and vanilla notes given by the French and American oak barrel. Fresh and round- mouth wine with a final astringent touch.
95 points - Tony Keys - 'The Key Report'
94 points - James Halliday
94 points - 'The Wine Front'
"Beautifully presented. Cherries & plums with peppercorn notes & savoury spice. Chocolatey oak .... and tending towards full-bodied. Really good."
The late Don Lewis had over 30 years as winemaker at Mitchellton.
Together with Narelle King, he goes to Spain these days to teach the Spaniards how to make great wine on their own turf!!
This is a wonderful example of what 20 year-old Tempranillo vines can achieve in Australia under Don's care.
Simply a terrific wine & great value!
Tones of Crianza with maroon hues and good legs. In the nose, it is intensively aromatic and very pleasant with well-integrated wood. Fresh entry with a balanced acidity.
15.5pts - Jancis Robinson
"Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo. Recently created project (2008) in Entrena (Rioja Alta) at 600 m. Vineyards from 3 to 65 years old. 13 months in new & used American & French oak.
Rioja integrated style. Good winemaking standards. Sweet spices, red fruits & vinous character. It has a medium body with rounded & polished tannins. It has enough acidity to balance the wine. Standard & very drinkable wine." - Jancis Robinson