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Hugh Hamilton The Scoundrel Tempranillo

Cracka Review

Colour: The Scoundrel is a deep ruby red.

Drink: Now through to 2015.

Bouquet: Now here's a surprise. It's a very expressive wine. There is a lifted white pepper aroma over a layer of predominately strawberry fruit and faint hints of cedar.

Palate: The palate is likewise engaging. It has a soft velvety palate with a smooth tannic structure. The flavour is a complex palate of strawberry fruit and hints of toasty oak and toffee. It is a beautiful balance of sweet fruits and savoury spices. The time this wine languished in French oak barriques (225 litre casks) has integrated the flavours to spike your interest. The Scoundrel is like a very fit Latin lover; strong, smooth, sensuous and suave.

Food Match: The Scoundrel is a full bodied red which is sufficiently versatile to enjoy with red Thai curry, duck, pork, paella, beef medallions, chicken in red sauces, veal, mushroom risotto, pizza, pepperoni and Manchego cheese.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: The Scoundrel is a deep ruby red.

Drink: Now through to 2015.

Bouquet: Now here's a surprise. It's a very expressive wine. There is a lifted white pepper aroma over a layer of predominately strawberry fruit and faint hints of cedar.

Palate: The palate is likewise engaging. It has a soft velvety palate with a smooth tannic structure. The flavour is a complex palate of strawberry fruit and hints of toasty oak and toffee. It is a beautiful balance of sweet fruits and savoury spices. The time this wine languished in French oak barriques (225 litre casks) has integrated the flavours to spike your interest. The Scoundrel is like a very fit Latin lover; strong, smooth, sensuous and suave.

Food Match: The Scoundrel is a full bodied red which is sufficiently versatile to enjoy with red Thai curry, duck, pork, paella, beef medallions, chicken in red sauces, veal, mushroom risotto, pizza, pepperoni and Manchego cheese.

expert reviews about

Hugh Hamilton The Scoundrel Tempranillo

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Rich red/purple hues. Wild cherries fill the nose and there are some interesting tamarillo-like flavours. Lovely palate texture with firm, ripe tannins.
Winestate 2009
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
A good example of the dusty, curranty, lean structure and savoury dried fruits and tannins of this variety.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
85
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
An interesting suite of aromas and flavours that are a sombre backdrop to more vibrant cherry and plum fruit centre stage; the mouthfeel, too, is good.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Nicely evolving aromas reminiscent of black olives. Excellent intensity and length of varietal flavours, complemented by a good dose of charry oak. A keeper. 5+
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A medium-bodied mix of varietal and regional influences; red fruits with a slightly lemony twist, and a core of dark chocolate; more flavour than structure, perhaps.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Clean and fragrant; attractive spice component; very good mouthfeel; sweet fruit and supple tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90

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