2021 Billy Button The Alluring Tempranillo
Deep dark red colour with a dark red hue. Attractive blueberry, dark raspberry and liquorice scents are trailed by some vanillin cedar and earth notes. Juicy dark raspberry, blueberry and liquorice fruits are underscored by energetic acidity with some vanillin cedar and spicy earth characters also chiming in. Slightly grainy tannins with a fresh blue to dark fruited finish.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
A variety of techniques employed for fermentation including whole bunches, whole berries, cold soak, 9 months' maturation in Flexcube with no oak. The use of Flexcube, i.e., no oak, ensures some powerfully persuasive fruit is elevated and totally engaging in this utterly delicious wine. Captures the grape and its perfect suitability to the Alpine Valleys in a fine display of juicy, dark fruits and lively spice, red licorice and supple tannins. Drink by 2029.
Jenny Port – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion