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Tscharke Only Son Marananga Tempranillo

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A earthy, spicier style than the 08’ with underlying black cherries, violets and droplets of almond shell. The palate continues along the same line, more structure here and red fruit, white pepper characters creeping into the wine. Overall a lovely varietal expression of Tempranillo for the sub appellation of Marananga.

Winemaker's Notes

A earthy, spicier style than the 08’ with underlying black cherries, violets and droplets of almond shell. The palate continues along the same line, more structure here and red fruit, white pepper characters creeping into the wine. Overall a lovely varietal expression of Tempranillo for the sub appellation of Marananga.

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Tscharke Only Son Marananga Tempranillo

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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A varietal tempranillo (formerly seen with graciano in the mix), this has meaty, toasty oak and spice sitting across bright-red cherry, raspberry and cassis fruit aromas. The palate is lithe, supple and juicy, with flavoursome red berries delivering plenty of juicy impact; fine tannin spread. You ll like the freshness here.
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Good Wine Guide
93
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
The 2010 is straight tempranillo (we've seen it blended with garnacha in the past), and this is a striking fresh wine with a sense of vibrancy and ripeness that makes for compelling drinking. There's a meaty, savoury edge to the nose, ahead of ripe purple-cherry and cassis fruits. The palate has fine, even and smooth tannins rolling through in juicy, approachable shape.
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The Good Wine Guide
92
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2017
Australian Wine Companion 2013
92
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Smoky/oaky nose with brooding blue fruits and a big dash of black pepper. Long, fresh and spicy in the mouth, with loads of flavour underscored by soft, furry tannins.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep crimson-purple; a 75%/25% blend that is chock-full of dark fruits shot through with flashes of red, tannins in full play. Tailor-made for Spanish (or Italian) food.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
91
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
This young artisan label has delivered an astute Aussie take on a classic Spanish blend. The dark fragrant cherries of tempranillo are bolstered by graciano's pretty fruit fragrance, with some sweeter oak toast in there too. Plenty of fruit flesh and fine, upbeat tannins give this wine undeniable youthful appeal.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Dense purple, verging on black; the palate is equally profound, but is not extractive, nor (obviously) alcoholic. Nonetheless, not to be undertaken lightly.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Unusual aromas of spice and pickled lime leaf; spicy bramble fruit; good texture, balance and length. Damien Tscharke is the 'only son'.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89

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