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Reillys 2012 Tempranillo: Wine Review

Clare Valley is often in the shadow of its nearby cousin, Barossa. There is a vast range of varieties, besides the sensational Rieslings. Everything from Sangiovese, and Tempranillo through to more ‘alternative’ varieties like Barbera and Gruner Veltliner.

The Reillys Tempranillo has that soft and supple easy drinking attitude which could easily get you into trouble. On the nose there are gentle aromas of black Reillys Temptea, roast meats and a floral sweetness. On the palate there is more restraint: ripe dark berries, dark cherries, with subtle vanilla spice. The oak is unobtrusive, despite being in French oak for 18 months. Tannins are soft and dusty.

Its an easy drinking, medium bodied wine which would work well with roast Saltbush Clare Valley lamb studded with rosemary.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Price: $25
Region: Clare Valley, SA
Source: Provided by producer