Cost: $20.50
Grape Variety: Tempranillo
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Country: Australia
Region: Heathcote/Alpine Valleys (Victoria)
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Tar and Roses
Alcohol: 13% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Medium to light ruby with a touch of garnet in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose.

A nice surprise having a Tempranillo from Australia that tastes like it was from Spain.

Positives: This wine features cedar, sandalwood, lots of sour cherry, blackberry, licorice, rose petals, cloves, rosemary and sage. Medium body with medium to medium+ tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Drink now or over the 5 next years on its own or pair it with grilled lamb chops.

Tasted: 6 Sept 2013

Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

LCBO: 280198