Oliver’s Taranga Tempranillo 2020

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Good effort here with 2020 throwing its fair share of challenges at South Australian winemakers. And while Tempranillo likes it hot, everyone has limits. What it has crafted is a wine that is more McLaren Vale than Tempranillo, although it is still a crowd pleasing red with plenty of ripe, dark fruit. It’s all blackberry and mulberry with just a dusting of some earthy, spicy Tempranillo personality. In the mouth, it is soft and cuddly, in a picnic red kind of style with reasonable concentration and length. And like all Tempranillo, you get the gut feeling that with the right meal it will come out off its shell, especially with dishes such as lightly-crumbed veal and roast vegetables.

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