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La Senda Tempranillo

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Here we have a tempranillo with attitude at a great price! It's ultra-modern in style with smells of rich, ripe cherries and plums, along with hints of anise and earthy savouriness. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with fleshy flavours of dark cherries and berries, licks of anise and mocha, chewy tannins, and a dry, juicy finish. It's bang for your buck that will go with red meats.

Winemaker's Notes

La Senda de los Elefante “The trail of the Elephants” refers to the slow and cumbersome walk adopted towards the end of the night by those attempting to eat at every Tapas Bar in Logrono. When a particularly exciting parcel of La Mancha Tempranillo was identified, it was kept named in honour of this great tradition.

The nose is restrained but unfolds to display a complex and inviting nose with primary fruit aromas of dark berry and plum matched by secondary notes of smoky spice and forest undergrowth. The palate is rich and layered with plush dark fruits, roasted nuts and varietal cherry cola. The tannins are fine and slick on an impressive finish. Richer and more robust than Rioja but no poorer for it.

95% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha.

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La Senda Tempranillo

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
This is a plump and plush red and black fruit offering, with a little meaty complexity and plenty of spice adding interest to the overall appeal of the wine; this is a wine for enjoying in the full flush of youth, and at this price a wine to enjoy.
2016
James Halliday's top value wines $20 & under
89
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
It’s not often that the premium version of a wine brand sells for $15 but the extra $5 on the baby elefante is well spent here. For this, you get a 100% tempranillo, half aged in barrels, pepped up with a dash of declassified Rioja. This equates to layers of black cherry and plum fruit depth, lifted with layers of fragrant herbal complexity, notes of savoury earth, concluding with lovely texture of fine, drying tannins. Such an authentic, savoury, textural expression of tempranillo has no right to sell for such a low price, so don’t miss out.
2013-2015
Wine Taste Weekly Edition 108
91
Campbell Mattinson (2010 Vintage) says
Elegant yet characterful and then punchy through the finish. Has structure. Has a big dry finish. Licorice and cherry and twiggy sinewy almost-bitter notes. Chicory too. A grunty wine. Will be a handy drinking option through the cooler months. Like it.
The Wine Front
90

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