Dry River Craighall Tempranillo 2015

With its Spanish heritage; the 2015 dry, warm summer and autumn were very conducive ripening conditions to produce a passionate, warm blooded and “from the heart” wine.

The youthful ardent character is reflected by floral violets, lilies and fruit of the forest.  Winter warming aromas like cinnamon, cloves and caramel balance out the primary perfume.  Prolonged time in barrel, 18 months, gave rise to further development and evolution of aromas like desiccated toasted coconut, mocha and roasted coffee beans.

On the palate, the extra time was beneficial too.  The wine displays a lively dynamic, yet a rigidity that reveals a mature stamina.  This likely stems from the interaction between the acidity and tannins which will require some additional development to temper their presence.  For the time being ample fruit density encapsulates this structure with blackberries, cassis and boysenberries.  Dark chocolate, leather and tobacco leaf further fill the veins.  The voluptuous and complex wine will benefit from decanting in its early stage of development, we therefore recommend to cellar for three to five years, or more.

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Dry River Craighall Tempranillo 2015