2021 Kooyonga Creek Tempranillo
This is Kooyonga Creek’s first release of Tempranillo after grafting Merlot vines across to Tempranillo and it’s a real surprise packet for the price. Fifty percent of the ferment was whole berries with ageing taking place in stainless steel tanks for 6 months.
Rich and succulent yet robust this is a real surprise packet for the price.
Midnight black core with a deep dark red black hue. Pronounced black cherry aromas are followed by some liquorice, earth, leather and spicy dried herb notes. A classic Tempranillo flavour profile of rich black cherry and liquorice fruits cast an opulent feel across the full bodied palate with ripe chewy tannins lending ample structure. Superb fruit intensity with notions of scorched earth, new leather and spice elements chiming in on the back half. Fantastic depth and power with a long succulent yet robust aftertaste.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.