Willunga 100 Tempranillo 2010 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, 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
$20.99 per Bottle
$125.94 per pack
This item is sold out

To view similar items click here.

Overview

The Tempranillo grape is ideally suited to the Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale. Willunga’s first vintage for Tempranillo was 2010. The grapes come from the Blewitt Springs subregion of the Vale which has a little more elevation and a mixture of darker basalt soils and sandy soils.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

“The bouquet is full of mocha oak, sarsaparilla and plums; the palate is fleshy, forward, rich and fresh, showing the McLaren Vale side of this variety‘s personality; generous, but not to a fault, just a lovely drink.”

Rating 92 - Drink by 2015 Ben Edwards, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013

This delicious, fleshy, lush example from just south of Adelaide shows what potential the grape has Down Under. Imagine a very, very ripe upfront fruit Rioja

Rose Murray-Brown, The Scotsman on Sunday, 25th November 2012

The Spanish Tempranillo grape variety is here given an impressively fruit-driven Australian makeover by the consistently impressive Willunga. Really juicy and vibrant, lifted primary berry fruit dominate the succulent palate with just enough tannin and backbone to keep it food-friendly. TheWineGang.com, 1st November 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

This wine exhibits aromatics of black cherries, sweet spice and dark fruits.

Palate

The palate has an abundance of blackberries and raspberries that are given a lift on the finish by a crisp acidity. A seam of fine tannins runs through the fruit, giving the wine good length and a savoury finish.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Tempranillo
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

5 Star Winery - James Halliday's Wine Companion 2013

Willunga 100 is based in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia, about 40 minutes south of Adelaide. Founded in 2005, the company is a joint venture between quality UK based importer, Liberty Wines, owned and operated by David Gleave MW, and industry veteran John Ratcliffe. A 4.5 Star rated winery by James Halliday, he believes Willunga 100"has hit the scene running, with outstanding value for money."

The wines up until 2009 were made by one of Australia’s most dynamic and awarded winemakers Steve Pannell, assisted by Kate Day. Kate working previously at Mitchelton Wines, Mount Adam and Wellington Wines Tasmania. They are still made by Kate and we are lucky enough to have the experience and expertise of Tim James who has joined us. He is well known on the wine-judging circuit, and was the Managing Director of Wirra Wirra Wine Company for seven years until 2007, and before that was Production Director at Hardy's.

We source our fruit from an array of vineyards, some of which are up to 50 years old, reflecting the character of the area and the varieties from which they are made.

It has been a tradition to hang an Olive Branch above your door to announce the release of a great vintage wine. This blend is appropriately named after this great tradition.

Awarded the Top Gold Medal at Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2011!

Willunga 100 is very proud to announce that the 2010 Willunga 100 McLaren Vale Grenache has been awarded a Top Gold medal at the 2011 Melbourne Wine Show in the Best Rhone Styles - Shiraz and/or Grenache Based Blends category.

There were 6 Top Gold recipients, the other 5 all being Shiraz, so we were judged to be the best Grenache in the Show!

The wine was also one of the 12 finalists to be tasted off for the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy.

A wonderful result for a wine we are very proud of.

View Willunga 100 website

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING

Loading content...
Loading content...

Peace of Mind