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First Drop Pintor Barossa Valley Tempranillo

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For a 13.5% alcohol wine, this shows some richness of fruit that is to be admired. It's a ripe, fleshy number that shows a heap of dark plums, blackberries and blueberries on the nose, with a decent lick of chocolate and coffee from the oak. Meanwhile, the palate shows flavours of sweet strawberry and plum, a subtle lick of soft spice, some grippiness to the fine tannins, and a juicy, long finish. If you are game, try it with their suggested match of bull testicles, as for us, we will stick with the jamon.

Winemaker's Notes

This evocative, architectural wine is an ode to the great wines of Rioja. The structure is achieved through traditional long post-fermentation maceration, and maturation in 70% new oak for 20 months. This contemporary expression will make you salivate.

Appearance: Garnet red with purple hues.

Nose: A complex nose of dark cherry and savoury char aromas.

Palate: An elegant core of dense tannins support a lingering, even palate of dark cherry, carob and all spice.

Food: Jamon Jamon, bull’s testicles.

Cellaring: Drink up, but also an 8-10 year proposition. Built for aging, not for speed.

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