First Drop `Pintor` Tempranillo 2009 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

This evocative, architectural wine is an ode to the great wines of Rioja.

The structure is achieved through traditional long post fermentation maceration, and maturation in 40% new oak for 24 months. This contemporary expression will make you salivate.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The Pintor is looking great in 2009, with a more tempered approach to oak (down to 40% new here, as compared to the 100% new appraoch in 2008), allowing the cherry and cassis fruits to shine through; there's some bracken, wild herbs and dusty earth too. The palate's fine tannins sweep out in medium-weight style; there's plum and dark-cherry fruits here too, and some cherry-stone crunch through the finish. Terrific balance. Rating 93 - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2012

Digging the exptica here - shows medium bodied, sweet fruit up front with a appropriately savoury finish. Further enjoyed for its cola compexity, birght acidity and dusty tannin frame. Nice fruit flavours here. Rating 92 - Mike Bennie, Wine 100 (JAN/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Garnet red with purple hues

Aroma

A complex nose of dark cherry, with savoury char aromas and hints of Branston pickle and sumac.

Palate

A complex nose of dark cherry and savoury char aromas

Grub Match

Jamon Jamon, bull’s testicles.

Cellaring

Drink up, but also an 8-10 year proposition. Built for aging, not for speed.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Tempranillo
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Matt ‘Gantos’ Gant and John ‘JR’ Retsas are two mates with a lifelong commitment to making kick-arse booze. These are wines with flavour, texture and a splash of funk, made with the best fruit from unique patches of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale.

First Drop is about life, flavour, and fun – wines to drink! You might have noticed that we have a pretty artistic approach to our packaging too. Whether it’s the Hogarth-inspired Mother’s Ruin illustration or the funked-up street art on the 2% Shiraz, this is booze that looks as good as it tastes.

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