Tempranillo 2018


Tasting Notes

Grown in Cudlee Creek on sloping red earth hills suited to this native Spanish variety.

Opulent deep purple colour with lifted aromas of cherry, blueberry, licorice and sweet spice. Enjoy generous fruit flavours and a deep silky palate. Superb concentration and purity with definitive tannins and flavour that lingers.

Ideal with cured meats and anti-pasta platters.

What the reviewers are saying

This is among the more exemplary styles of this capricious grape variety found on these shores. Medium to full-bodied, rather than the carbonic soup so often seen, this is red and black cherried muscle, tobacco fibre and sinew of briar, licorella and anise. Paracombe’s taut tannin regime and admirable oak handling sews it all into a neat, nutritious whole. Ned Goodwin Halliday Wine Companion

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Wine Information

Vintage: 2018
Region: Adelaide Hills
Variety: Tempranillo 100%
Vineyard & Site Climate: Single Vineyard; harvested exclusively from the Horner family vineyard at Cudlee Creek
Alc: 14.2%
Production: 604 cases (12 x 750mL)

Award/Accolade History
  • 2018 Vintage; Gold 2021 Adelaide Hills Wine Show, 90 Points Aaron Brasher The Real Review
  • 2017 Vintage; 91 Points Halliday Wine Companion, 90 Points Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front
  • 2014 Vintage; 93 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2013 Vintage; 93 Points Rob Geddes MW