Running with Bulls Tempranillo 2011 (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

It’s 7.00am. The first rocket focuses their attention. A second signals the bulls are on their way.

The sea is now moving. Slow at first but running, turning, now faster as the sound of hooves descend. It’s a blur until the third rocket sounds.

The enceirro is over.

Relief and celebration.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

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

Expert Reviews

When I tasted Running with Bulls Tempranillo 2011 Barossa, the last Tempranillo I had had, just two nights before, was La Rioja Alta's Reserva 904 1985, so not exactly a fair comparison, but I was impressed by how varietally true and attractive this wine is, even at only two years old. It's a firm crimson with an earthy-looking edge. A sweet floral nose is followed by a devilishly alluring, lightly leathery Tempranillo palate. Well done, those Aussies! There is lots of lip-smacking fruit but some structure and real Tempranillo character here. The palate seems more Tempranillo than the perfume to me and although some oak is involved, its influence is structural rather than aromatic. Sweet start, dry finish, is a pretty good combo. Jancis Robinson MW, (FEB/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

A deep garnet in colour.

Aroma

The Running with Bulls Tempranillo 2011 has a complex nose full of truffles, black cherry, lilac, wood smoke and white pepper spice.

Palate

It has an alluring palate of red currants, dark chocolate and rhubarb with rustic Tempranillo tannins.

Food Matching

Perfect with tapas or tea smoked duck.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Tempranillo
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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Red 5 Star Winery -James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Family-owned and run by Robert Hill Smith, Yalumba has long had a commitment to quality and has shown great vision in its selection of vineyard sites, new varieties and brands. It has always been a serious player at the top end of full-bodied (and full-blooded) Australian reds, and was the pioneer in the use of screwcaps. While its estate vineyards are largely planted to mainstream varieties, it has taken marketing ownership of viognier. However, these days its own brands revolve around the Y Series and a number of stand-alone brands across the length and breadth of SA. Yalumba has been very successful in building its export base. Exports to all major markets.

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