Tono Hawke’s Bay Tempranillo 2016

Tempranillo from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 27-Oct-2017
Full, very dark, deep, black-hued purple-red colour, very youthful in appearance. The nose is full and well-packed with soft, plush and ripe fruit aromas of dark raspberries, blackberries and boysenberries with subtle notes of dark herbs and dark red florals, unfolding plum jam and earthy nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate is up-front with sweetly ripe, luscious primary fruit flavours of dark raspberries and boysenberries along with black fruit, floral and jam elements, unveiling herb and earthy detail. The fruit forms a rounded, softly concentrated core. The tannins are supple and provide a light, fine structure and the acidity is soft, enhancing the rounded mouthfeel. The wine flows to a lingering, sweet-fruited finish of berries and jam. This is an up-front sweetly rich, ripe and juicy Tempranillo with blackberry, raspberry and plum jam flavours with a soft, supple mouthfeel. Match with barbecued fare over the next 3-4+ years. Fruit from inland gravels sites, hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented with approx. 30% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in new and seasoned oak. 18.0/20 Oct 2017 RRP $21.95

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