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The Islander Estate Vineyards

2019 Tempranillo

2019 Tempranillo

Jacques has worked with Tempranillo for over 25 years in the old world, so he was excited to find a small patch being grown on Kangaroo Island in Amercian River.  The excellent fruit comes from a vineyard owned by our friend Michael Lane and we picked just a few tonnes by hand in early April.

Our first vintage of this wine is light crimson in colour and medium bodied wiht delightful tannins across the palate.  In fact, you could easily mistake this for one of its cousins from the northern hemisphere.

Fun to make, we hope its is fun to enjoy with friends over your favourite tapas dishes.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Appellation
Kangaroo Island
Vineyard Designation
Jumbuck
Harvest Date
Mar-18
Bottling Date
Dec-18
Alcohol %
13.5
James Halliday
90
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A gamey, leathery first impression on the bouquet, but if you persevere there are notes of cherry and vanilla with a hint of pepper. It's medium-bodied, dry, and softly fruited on the palate, and undoubtedly needs to accompany a meal to show at its best. The savoury character of the wine overall is consistent with the 'house style', which is in no way a criticism. Halliday Wine Companion 2020
Ratings
90/100 Halliday Wine Companion 2020