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’.
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.
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.
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
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A series of Italian varieties grown in the heart of McLaren Vale, this beauty is unique before you even crack the top (Beauty refers to the wine and/or the lady on the label. Your choice).
With drinkability as the benchmark, the Nero get's a 10/10 from us.
A blend of Nero d’Avola, Touriga, Montepulciano, Sangiovese and Sagrantino. A savoury European styled wine. Medium bodied with a touch of dry tannins but countering sweetness from the fruit.
Clean and crisp but alluring and very drinkable in its youth.View full product details