Mayford Porepunkah Tempranillo 2018

There are only a handful of wineries around Porepunkah so no great surprise if you have never heard of it. The town is located high in the Alpine Valleys which helps to keep it relatively cool even during the baking Summer heat and gives the local wines both great power but also finesse. It is also a region making a name for itself with Tempranillo thanks to the work of Eleana and Bryan at Mayford.

This wine immediately gets the heart racing with its powerful, complex and intriguing character. It’s a little shy at first but over time peppery, nutmeg and boysenberry fruit emerges with an edge of bitumen and reserved oak. It is dry and quite tannic on the palate with well balanced fruit and a baked earth edge finishing long and firm suggesting good ageing potential but it is also delicious now.  You can find all the Mayford wines here.

95 Points

Price: $40
Drink: 2020 – 2030

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