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The Pawn En Passant Tempranillo

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When we say we like Pawn in the Cracka office, we are referring to the Pawn Wine Company who are responsible for making some of the best alternative varieties we have seen. Grab a paella pan and slice up some chorizo for this taste of Spain that’s a veritable festival in the glass. It’s imbued with summer berries, a little smoky tobacco and spice and delivers a palate friendly red that’s savoury with notes of olive and spice.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine shows luscious mint and tobacco mingled with aromas of strawberry and raspberry. Masses of ripe succulent cherry, currant and mulberry flavours, which will develop olive, tar, spice and sometimes earthy characters with age.

Food Match: Pasta dishes with red sauce, Grannie's casserole, pizza on a Sunday night, or chocolate with a DVD.

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The Pawn En Passant Tempranillo

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
2016
Australian Wine Companion 2012
89
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Lively, leathery nose with a spicy lift. Inky and medicinal in the mouth, with gentle, lingering fruit flavours and fine, silky tannins. 3-5
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
This has a good serve of ripe dark berry fruit on the nose, coupled with some handy oak toast and a roguish meaty side that tempranillo is renowned for. The palate is pulled tight around the middle with fine, chewy tannins and some grilled meats threaded in; hints of chocolate build through the finish - food-friendly appeal.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
91
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Attractive light- to medium-bodied wine, with an array of red fruits ranging from cherry to raspberry, the tannins very fine indeed.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Supple wine with very nice savory elements. Fragrant bouquet and soft, flavoursome palate with excellent intensity and texture.
Winestate 20082009
Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
Tempranillo sounds like a good idea in Australia - it's quite happy in the heat - but I've taken some convincing on the quality of the wines produced. Wines like this are turning me around. 2006 RELEASE Blatantly scrummy yummy but with a Euro edge. Its dry, chalky, juicy finish is a lovely foil to the ripe, cherried, plummy core promises of the wine's central flavours. Stylishly packaged too. DRINK 2008-2013.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
91
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Earthy, peppery bouquet and nice 'rustic' palate with good acid spine to support it.
Winestate 20082009

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