“Why are the pretty ones always insane?!” Thus goes one line on the funky out there, animals-playing-instruments La La Land Tempranillo label. If you’ve ever had a crazy ex, I’ll let you pass the same judgement.
La La Land, Tempranillo, Murray Darling, 2015
American oak for 9 months (unsure on new or old, but there’s definitely a new portion). Brambles, deep red fruits, cherry cola, cocoa, bresaola and a hint of lipstick. On the palate, sandy gravelly tannins dominate, before a “What about me?” moment of sweet dark fruit and oak pushing through. Texture ultimately trumps flavour for this stage of the wine’s development, but rest assured throw this at any grilled/bbq beast and you’re on a winner.
Wine sample courtesy of La La Land Wines