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Goundrey G Cabernet Tempranillo

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Looking for a new grape to ring your bell, then get stuck into the Spanish Tempranillo grape with its touch of European splendour. Blended with Cabernet Sauvignon here it is a super drop that demands a very serious rump steak.

Winemaker's Notes

Intense red with a purple hue, this wine displays lifted cassis and blackberry, with hints of black cherry, dark spice and black olives. On the palate, juicy dark cherry and blackberry characters are accompanied by a long and complex finish of savoury, cigar-box characters, fine tannins and integrated nougat and charry oak.


Goundrey Wine Reviews and Accolades

Trophy, Best Dry Table Red: 2008 National Wine Show of Australia
Gold Medal: 2010 Royal Perth Wine Show
Gold Medal: 2009 Perth Royal Wine Show
Gold Medal: 2009 National Wine Show of Australia
Gold Medal: 2008 National Wine Show of Australia

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Goundrey G Cabernet Tempranillo

Expert Reviews

Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
A handy mix of these two varieties; they work nicely in tandem. Gentle mint and sweet berry fruits are on show, with some lighter primary red fruits from tempranillo and background roasting herbs. Smoothly delivered purple fruit palate wjtn a mouthful of tannin through the back. Straightforward and highly drinkable.
2011
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010
91
Peter Forrestal (2007 Vintage) says
This performed well in the 2009 Sydney International Top 100 and in subsequent tastings. It has fragrant redcurrant and blackberry flavours, is quite supple, even succulent in the mid-palate, with powerful yet approachable tannins. It was lifted by herb-crusted lamb tenderloins, which made the finish look smoother and meant that the wine lingered for longer in the mouth
Quaff 2010
Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says
This combination has emerged as winner for the Goundrey brand. The firm structural presence of Cabernet controls it, while the dry dusty edge of tempranillo adds further complexity. It retains a nice middle palate of blackberry and dark chocolate, while the dry savoury finish completes what is a very good wine.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide
91
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Very classy, serious blend with perfect fruit ripeness and top-quality oak. Loads of flavour power through the palate. Now all it needs is some time in the cellar to really shine.
Winestate
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Familiar grape varieties like cabernet mixed with 'new' grape varieties like tempranillo - it's the hot new world of Aussie wine. Last year's Big Red Wine Book championed it, and we're championing it again this year. Done well, the wines taste great. A bit different, a bit interesting and, best of all, it drinks like a champion. It tastes of blackberry, chocolate, meat and fennel seeds, and it's rich and strong and highly perfumed. There are even some (here's Walsh with that word again) 'toothsome' brazil nut flavours. Tannins are present and correct - loose-knit, grainy and firm, but they feel good. Great persistence. Wild, good fun.
2009-2014
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10
93

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