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Bremerton Tamblyn Cabernet Shiraz Malbec Merlot

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The Tamblyn is a dedication wine, named after winemaker Rebecca Willsons’ grandmother who migrated to Langhorne Creek from Cornwall in England. Thankfully she did make her home here else we might never had shared in Rebecca’s winemaking ability. This is a red blend that really highlights the region ability to produce distinctive dry red styles. It’s Cabernet dominant, so you get impressive structure while Shiraz and Merlot add generosity and softness to the palate. Finally Malbec adds perfume and spice. This is an exceptional food wine that would pair well with meat or rich pasta dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

The family name "Tamblyn" is in recognition of our grandmother's ancestors who migrated to Australia from Cornwall, England.

Palate: The 'Tamblyn' blend utilises the characteristics of the different varietals to give a wine that is full flavoured and balanced with a very approachable mouth feel. Cabernet Sauvignon provides the complementary tannin structure, Shiraz adds berry fruit weight, Malbec adds a perfumed lift and intense colour and the Merlot rounds out the palate.

Food: A terrific food wine, enjoy with meat, pasta, chicken, pizza, cheese or anytime.

Cellaring: The wine is complex but approachable so can be enjoyed now or cellared for a few years.

Alcohol: 14.0%

Grape Variety:49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Shiraz, 10% Malbec and 6% Merlot.

expert reviews about

Bremerton Tamblyn Cabernet Shiraz Malbec Merlot

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2013
87
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Tamblyn is the first blend Bremerton puts together, not leftovers, and it shows in its focused fruit vibrancy, its finely textured tannins and lingering cherry and berry compote palate.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
2014
Australian Wine Companion 2012
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
A juicy blend, packed with luscious fruit intensity of mulberries, plums and rhubarb, all held in place by well-judged oak and supple tannins. The malbec adds some structural control and savoury definition to this plush quaffer.
91
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
The Tamblyn red is one of the quiet achievers of Australian wine. Again here it's its ever-reliable self. Better than that, probably. It's smooth and bold, loaded with curranty fruit flavour, spunked up with vanillin oak character and then warm, coffeed, minty and satisfying through the finish. It has all bases covered - full of richness, impact and satiny texture.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
92
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Sumptuous, thick and meaty this marginally under and over-ripened red delivers a rich, slightly heavy dollop of rather baked plum and berry fruit with undertones of plum kernel, dried herbs and currants. It does however present a lively violet-like perfume and some restrained chocolate/ vanilla oak, although there's a hint of saltiness at the finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
87
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Good crimson colour; a powerful wine, slightly outside the normal supple Bremerton style; there is the full array of blackberry, blackcurrant, licorice and plum fruit girdled by positive tannins. Value, but patience needed.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
The Tamblyn red is one of the quiet achievers of Australian wine: not much fanfare, but you can always rely on it. Full of sweet, dark, fleshy flavour. It's the kind of wine that teaches the difference between a smooth red and a soft red - this is of the soft variety. It tastes of blackcurrant and eucalypt, raspberries and violets, and drinking it is like chomping on handfuls of sweet, ripe summer berries - in both taste and feel. On its own or with food, this will do the job handsomely. A favourite.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
An attractive array of aromatic, juicy red fruits; has good thrust and length, notwithstanding low tannin levels; ready now.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
A four-way split between cabernet, shiraz, malbec and merlot - more a regional red than anything else: ripe dark berries, cassis and minty wafts, oak is very understated. The palate's a rolling maul of berries, bundled up with gentle tannins, just a little chocolate through the finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
An honest, juicy and flavoursome red blend with a confiture-like presence of raspberries, cassis, blackberries and red plums with restrained undertones of cedar/vanilla oak and a fine-grained spine of loose-knit tannin. Backed by a lightly herbal thread, it finishes with a lingering core of sweet fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
88
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Lots of black and red fruits with a slightly tangy/ earthy edge; hadn't come together not long after bottling.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Langhorne Creek is an odd region.The big producers fall over themselves to grab fruit from here, yet most of the time they're loath to put it on the labels. It must drive the locals crazy. Bremerton is a proud local, but not crazy, and they make some excellent wines. This one's a bit of a grab-bag: a blend of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, malbec and merlot, designed for everyday drinking. Offers ripe fruit flavours and soft, seamless enjoyment.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Complex flavours reflecting the multi-varietal blend; satsuma plum and spice rather than black fruits; quite juicy overall, with soft tannins. A really strange decision to give this wine a screwcap, but deny the same benefit for the Selkirks.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Bright, fresh, sweet fruit-driven; medium-bodied; easy access. Value as always.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Fresh, fruit-forward style; an array of red and black fruits; subtle oak inputs and fine tannins; very good value. Cabernet/Shiraz/Malbec/Merlot.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
89
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Very savoury, cedary, earthy, spicy, lemony, with a silky texture and fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium purple-red; quite complex fruit, augmented by oak, gives a spicy overtone to the bouquet. The palate is similarly flavoursome, tangy and lively; fine tannins and good length from the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec and Merlot.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
88

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