The components for Tamblyn were individually fermented in open top fermenters which allowed for optimal extraction of colour and flavour. The wine was matured in a combination of new and old French and American barrels for 18 months before blending and bottling.
- SA - Langhorne Creek
- South Australia
Langhorne Creek blend of Cabernet Sauvigon, Shiraz, Malbec and Merlot.
Good value. Hearty but smooth-skinned. Blackcurrant, leather, bay leaf and mint. Has an underlying earthiness but is essentially all fresh, dark fruit smoothed over by creamy oak. Just the ticket for a cold night when a hearty red is all that will do. Recommended. Rating 90 - Drink by 2019, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (JUL/2014).
Bright, full crimson-purple; the 44/35/15/6% blend provides a supple, soft array of red (predominant) and black flavours blessed by the vintage, and absolutely ready to roll right now. Rating 89 - Drink by 2016, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
The Tamblyn blend utilises the characteristics of the different varietals resulting in a wine that is full of layers of flavour yet very supple with silky tannins and a round finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon provides the complementary tannin structure, Shiraz adds berry fruit weight, Malbec adds a perfumed lift and intense colour and the Merlot rounds out the palate.
Soft enough to drink now or reward with cellaring for up to 5 years.