Small Batch Wines | 2008 Tempranillo
Tempranillo is fast becoming a preferred variety in McLaren Vale, with it's more savoury notes and rustic charm. It coped well with the hot weather that McLaren Vale endured during the 2008 vintage, and improves every year.
- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, August 2009, 88 points
Nice tannin, signs of spice and raspberry and a bitter, roasted, nutty (almost medicinal) finish. Smooth flavour before spicy, earthen, grainy characters take over
- Lonely Grape, Aug 2009
This spanish variety is showing some good wines in McLaren Vale. Taranga Vineyard is doing a good job with this emerging variety. Some of their grapes are going into other winery wines in the district and the grapes going into this wine are also pretty good too. The wine has earthy characters with a hint of spice on the nose. When it enters your mouth it shows lovely black berry fruit and finished with very dry dusty tannins.
- Secret Vines, August 2009
This is another small batch Oliver's wine that is really worth trying. Like any good Temp this wine has a crushed, dried spice character that tends to linger on and on. It's definitely straying on the full bodied side of the game - an iron fist in a satin glove type ‘o feel. Really savoury and dry, someone break out the spicy homemade sausage