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Bunkers The Box Tempranillo

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Cracka Review

It’s time for a fiesta as this little Latin variety tangos out the bottle and shimmies down the throat. Tempranillo is not the first grape you associate with Margaret River but it’s starting to lead the charge as the alternative to Cabernet with its fruit forward nature and its fine tannin structure that makes it such a good food wine. This is generosity in a glass with spiced cherry, nutty oak and exotically tinged with spices. It’s round, fleshy and flavoursome and demands you give it some serious attention.

Winemaker's Notes

A brilliant, very deep purple red. Beautifully aromatic with hints of spice and cherry. The wine has a plummy roundness with a deep and flavoursome core and flavours of dark cherry spice. It finishes with very fine tannins typical of Tempranillo.

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Bunkers The Box Tempranillo

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Ray Jordan (2011 Vintage) says
Here is a tempranillo you can get your teeth into. The warm middle palate flesh is balanced by that drier dusty and slightly savoury edge of the variety. There are plenty of dried herbs and spice with some nice raspberry cherry fruit favours. The tannins a quite firm and provide good support. Needs food.
6 years
WA Wine Guide 2013
90
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
A warm and flesh tempranillo with the typical dusty finish and palate influence that marks this Spanish variety. Quite robust but the dry tannins and subtle spicy oak create a precise food friendly finish. Well balanced quite generous.
The West Australian Wine Guide 2012
89
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Full-bodied wine, sweet and spicy on the nose and silky-soft in the mouth, with excellent depth of juicy berry fruit flavours. 3-5
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright purple-crimson hue; fresh, bright red and black cherry aromas and flavours; has good mouthfeel and balance, and true varietal expression.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
89
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
A very good example of this Spanish variety. There is clearly an Australian interpretation at work here with the fleshy ripe and subtle plump middle palate but the dry dusty and crisp acid on the finish is typical of the variety. Long controlled palate which is perfect with food.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide
89

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