Spade Oak ‘Heart of Gold’ Gisborne Tempranillo 2012

Tempranillo from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 12-Dec-2013
Dark, deep ruby-red colour, lighter on rim with youthful purple hues. The nose is firm and intense with concentrated savoury black and red berry fruits along with a dusty and earth, resinous note, opening to reveal savoury and sweet vanilla-like nuances. Medium-full bodied, strong and up-front flavours of savoury and sweet black and dark red fruit flavours are encased by grainy tannin textures. An array of flavours show, with savoury vanilla and sweet earthy prominent, and some resinous nuances that diminish in the glass. The mouthfeel is robust with significant extract and grip, and lively, with a good acid line that carries the flavours to a gutsy, textured and dry finish. This is a robust and grainy textured Tempranillo with sweet and savoury dark red fruit flavours and a little resinous detail. Serve with barbecued or slow-cooked red meats over the next 5-6 years. 90% Tempranillo and 10% Syrah from the ‘Spade Oak’ vineyard, destemmed, given a 5 day cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 7 days on skins post ferment and aged 14 months in oak, 30% new equivalence. 375 dozen made. 17.0+/20 Dec 2013 RRP $24.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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