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Tempranillo

Tempranillo is to Spain what Sangiovese is to Italy. A widely planted and very ‘complete’ grape, Tempranillo offers a handy gamut of red and dark fruit, spice, earth and tobacco notes. More importantly, if grown well it has the tannin structure to make for truly serious, age-worthy reds - whether alone or blended with fruitier varieties like Garnacha (Grenache). Tempranillo dominates the blend of classic Rioja wines, in addition to Ribera del Duero, while remaining important in the rest of Spain and Portugal. Tempranillo has recently made excursions to 'exotic' places like Australia and New Zealand but is mostly established in colonies of Iberian culture, in particular making lush and modern examples from the sunny but elevated vineyards of Argentina.

Tempranillo

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  1. 2015 Paso a Paso Organic Tempranillo

    2015 Paso a Paso Organic Tempranillo

    90 Points John Caro
    A superb value organic Tempranillo from Spain's hot La Mancha region. Full of ripe dark fruits and silky texture, this is a satisfying and harmonious red from a serious producer. La Mancha is ...
    Elsewhere up to $19.99 Save $2 $17.99 a bottle
  2. 2015 Callejo Flores de Callejo

    2015 Callejo Flores de Callejo

    91 Points John Caro
    A juicy and complex Tempranillo from Spanish stunners Callejo. Already full of ripe, succulent fruit – embellished by florals and savoury/tobacco notes – it also has the concentration to ...
    Elsewhere up to $27.99 Save $3 $24.99 a bottle
  3. 2015 Artadi Rioja Tempranillo Crianza

    2015 Artadi Rioja Tempranillo Crianza

    90 Points John Caro
    Luscious Tempranillo from a top producer who specialises in this local variety. From elevated vineyards between 450-700 metres, this is ripe and slurpy but bright and aromatic, with juicy fruits ...
    Elsewhere up to $29.99 Save $3 $26.99 a bottle
  4. 2010 La Rioja Alta Reserva Vina Alberdi

    2010 La Rioja Alta Reserva Vina Alberdi

    91 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    What value! A Reserva Rioja from a top house in an 'excellent' year! This producer is known for the best old school Rioja and their entry-level applies all the quality and aging – two full ...
    Elsewhere up to $36.99 Save $4 $32.99 a bottle
  5. 2012  Muga Reserva Rioja

    2012 Muga Reserva Rioja

    93 Points John Caro
    Our biggest selling Rioja, the Muga Reserva hits that perfect balance of modern and traditional. Lush, concentrated fruit gets perfect ripeness then some serious time in old and new oak for even ...
    Elsewhere up to $38.99 Save $4 $34.99 a bottle
  6. 2013 Callejo Crianza

    2013 Callejo Crianza

    92 Points John Caro
    This Tempranillo from Callejo is a beautiful example - elegant and complex...rather like a great Music. Callejo care so much about their wine they play music in the barrel halls! Despite full ...
    Elsewhere up to $39.99 Save $4 $35.99 a bottle
  7. 2013 Muga Reserva Rioja

    2013 Muga Reserva Rioja

    93 Points John Caro
    One of our biggest selling Rioja, the Muga Reserva hits that perfect balance of modern and traditional. The fruit is clean and perfect, in a lush and bright and slightly spicy style, but elegant ...
    Elsewhere up to $39.99 Save $4 $35.99 a bottle
  8. 2009 La Rioja Alta Reserva Vina Arana

    2009 La Rioja Alta Reserva Vina Arana

    90 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    Superbly aged Rioja Reserva that's 8 years old - for $40 odd! La Rioja Alta are a legendary producers of strictly traditional, aged, complex wines for a famously moderate price. This one has ...
    Elsewhere up to $49.99 Save $5 $44.99 a bottle
  9. 2015 Artadi Rioja Vinas De Gain

    2015 Artadi Rioja Vinas De Gain

    91 Points John Caro
    A plump, modern-style Rioja with lots of structure and texture. Many layers of pithy, salty and oaky complexity are wrapped up in ripe, warm, bright fruit and body to charismatic effect. A great ...
    Elsewhere up to $49.99 Save $5 $44.99 a bottle
  10. 2012 Callejo Majuelos de Callejo

    2012 Callejo Majuelos de Callejo

    92 Points John Caro
    Ripe and silky, this vibrant old vine Tempranillo is from a fastidious producer who also happens to be a legend. And organic. With slurpy, sweet-fruited richness it's tempting to call it ...
    Elsewhere up to $59.99 Save $5 $54.99 a bottle

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