Normally we make 2 styles of Tempranillo: a light, juicy, red fruited style of Tempranillo from our own vines here in Bowral; and a more robust style with significantly more ripeness and weight from Orange, NSW (Ben and James Crossings’ Angullong vineyard, at 660m altitude). Due to poor weather here in Bowral in 2012, we only made the Reserve Tempranillo, from Orange fruit. The complex nose reveals aromas of dark fruits, with subtle spicy hints. The palate has very good richness and ripeness, with the typical cool climate elegance and structure we get from this vineyard. There is fantastic flavour density and volume, with a significant amount of ripe tannin complementing hearty food. Great with roast beef and lamb. Drink now and over the next 5 years.
"The colour is bright, light crimson-purple, the bouquet a fragrant burst of red berries/cherries, the palate precisely following the script; the balance and detail are particularly good. Diam. 14.4% alc. Rating 95 to 2022 $30." James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015
Silver Medal 2014 Aust Highlands Wine Show