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Willow Bridge Solana Tempranillo

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Willow Bridge Solana Tempranillo

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Medium purple-crimson; has more density and weight than most Australian Tempranillos, but still retains clear varietal characters and a degree of elegance; red and black cherries abound, used French oak was cleverly chosen, and the tannins are ripe and balanced Remarkable wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light crimson; a fragrant bouquet with spicy cherry aromas, then a vibrant dark cherry palate, with the varietal twist of crushed citrus leaves on the finish; the tannins and oak have been well managed.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Crimson wine with lovely fresh, savoury fruit and nice peppery/licorice notes. Firm acid on the tannic palate. Good food wine. 3-5
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
Another very good Tempranillo from Willow Bridge. Nice mix of cherry and black currant with some subtle vanillin oak. Touches of coffee and vanillin bean with some juicy raspberry complexity. Medium bodied with good oak and fruit integration that carries to an appealing dry savoury finish.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Willow Bridge is in Western Australia's Ferguson Valley - just inland from Bunbury, south of Perth. Willow Bridge is only about 25 kilometres from the coast. Not sure it needs all the oak it's carrying, but it's a supple and tasty wine. Plenty of resinous coconut oak, ripe berry and cherry fruit, mixed peel, and bright acidity. Good mid-palate and good length. Baroque but we like it.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Solana refers to the sun-drenched site these grapes are taken from, delivering bright, light and fresh purple fruit fragrance with a good dose of sweet oak in the background. It looks modern and direct, and blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry fruits deliver decent intensity and weight. Fine, savoury tannins hold it all in place.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Crimson-purple; bright and zesty, with the faintly citrussy acidity that is part and parcel of many Australian tempranillos; has good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
It doesn't seem to matter where tempranillo is grown in Australia, a similar mix of red fruits and a dash of lemon juice is the result, this a lunch style for a sunny day.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Ray Jordan (2006 Vintage) says
Excellent example of this Spanish variety. There's some power on the palate with ripe and slightly assertive tannins, plenty of powerful and deep savoury fruit. The slightly fleshy mid-palate plumpness yields to a dry earthy finish.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied weight and texture; typical varietal sweet fruit with a squeeze of lemon, and not much texture.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007

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