2016 HH 'The Scoundrel’ Tempranillo Blend

Hugh Hamilton

Loading...

TEMPRANILLO 44% SHIRAZ 42% NERO D’AVOLA 14%

The thing about Scoundrels is that they’re not to be trusted. We thought we were getting a Tempranillo, but this wine stubbornly refused at every tasting to be turned into one. This Tempranillo wanted partners in crime; Shiraz and Nero d’Avola. A particularly brawny year for our Tempranillo has been tempered and length- ened by the addition of these two varieties. Mid-palate fruit balances assertive tannin in what we suspect will be a very age-worthy ‘Scoundrel’.

  

WINEMAKER’S NOTES

Look for all of the attributes you have come to expect from Tempranillo, but also the unexpected as the other varieties modulate the character of the wine. We have selected parcels of Shiraz and Nero that complement the delicate fruit characters of the Tempranillo and are themselves bolstered by its textural aspects. The result is an intriguing and balanced wine that aims to get the best out of the three varietal components.

  

BOUQUET & PALATE

Densely layered perfume dominated by leather and cherries. Other more subtle notes shift in the glass as it opens up over time. The leather and cherries so evident in the aromatics follow through to the palate and are joined by masses of dark forest fruits, raspberry and rose. A fine texture throughout frames up all this punchy fruit, contributing to an elegant cherry finish. cters of the Tempranillo and are themselves bolstered by its textural aspects. The result is an intriguing and balanced wine that aims to get the best out of the three varietal components.

  

COLOUR  A deep purplish red hue. Bright and youthful.

  

DRINK

As the rough, yet very forgiv- able, edges of youth settle over time, this wine should be expected to improve over the next fifteen years. Now to 2032.

  

FOOD MATCH

Bistecca alla fiorentina, or perhaps some Argentinian carne; the Scoundrel loves the smoke and char of a great grill.

  

HARVEST DATE  Various dates for the various varieties

  

HARVEST METHOD Machine

 

BOTTLING DATE  2nd March 2017

 


Category: Hugh Hamilton

Type: Red Wine


Related Items