13th December 2016
Enjoyable young, the 2015 vintage is a rare example of South Island Tempranillo. Matured in French oak barriques (partly new), it is deep ruby, fresh and supple, with generous, ripe blackcurrant, dried-herb and spice flavours, gently seasoned with oak, and savoury notes adding complexity. Worth cellaring.
21st March 2016
A beautifully fragrant tempranillo, the inviting bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, floral and spice characters with a hint of roasted nut complexity. The palate is succulent and rounded, and offers silky texture and supple tannins. It is upfront and tasty, and finishes long and juicy. At its best: now to 2019. www.yealands.co.nz. March 2016.