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2015 Brown Brothers 18 Eighty Nine Tempranillo

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Everything Spanish is so cool right now - tapas, bull fighting and of course Spain's finest grape - Tempranillo. This tasty little number shows some savoury, Spanish red cherry fruits with typical earth and spice. It's an elegant style, with good intensity, and soft tannins to make it great with a little tapas, although it certainly drinks just fine by itself.

Winemaker's Notes

Tempranillo is an innovative varietal for Brown Brothers that is now released nationally due to its great success at Cellar Door. The wine has been developed in the Brown Brothers “Kindergarten Winery” - a mini winery focused on trialling small batches of new varieties and different wine making techniques.

Colour: In the glass this wine is a vibrant purple colour

Aroma: Aromas of red berries and spice

Palate: The wine is medium bodied and soft on the palate

Recommended food pairings: In Spain, wine and food are taken seriously and this Spanish varietal will make the perfect match for a wide array of traditional Spanish dishes such as paella and tapas, as well as some classic Australian meals. The 2015 Tempranillo is also a great match with spicy salami pizza topped with capsicum capers olives and cheese

Peak drinking: Until 2019

Alc/vol: 14.5%

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2015 Brown Brothers 18 Eighty Nine Tempranillo

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2013
87
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
This simple and medium-weight tempranillo shows juicy cherry and cassis fruits admirably, and frames them in mocha-flavoured oak for added complexity. Simple recipe and decent result - Drink young at the next available barbecue session.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Good colour; has more texture and structure than many tempranillos, with a savoury (rather than citrus) note on the back-palate and finish extending the length of the red fruits.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Ripe cherry fruit, with a touch of bramble and spice; quite fleshy, and some roast meat savoury character on the palate; soft and ready to go.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
88
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
Quite a bit of musky, vanillin oak, but lots of juicy, spicy, cherried flavour. This is why tempranillo is rated as one of the next big things: it has colour and fruitiness and inherent chalky savouriness. Only 20 per cent new oak, but it has an impact - though it'll settle into the wine beautifully given time. This would be great with pork and beef bolognese.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
91
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Some slightly reduced sour cherry aromas, with a lemony tang to the palate often present in Australian tempranillo.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Medium red; light-bodied, with aromas of cherry, spice and earth; entirely fruit-driven. Still young vines, of course.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87

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