Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mr. Riggs Tempranillo

As part of a degustation menu, I had some Mr. Riggs Tempranillo last night. It was such a delight, I thought I report on it,  although I don't even know the year. Likely it was the current release.

My (limited) experiences with Tempranillo from Australia have not been all that exciting. This wine is light to medium bodied and bright red. It has mainly cherry flavours. The wine is easy on the tongue, but serious nonetheless. It is quite elegant and has a smooth finish. A bit like a Pinot, but without the  forest characters and firmer tannins. The wine was paired with duck and it worked a treat.

Highly recommended as an easy drinking style.

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