The Bunkers range are named after surf breaks on the Western Australian coast. Apparently The Box is “Mean and menacing. The Box throws up thick square barrels that suck out over submerged rocky outcrops.” Not being a surfer I’m not sure if this an appealing situation or not. Wine maker is Brian Fletcher
Bunkers, The Box, Tempranillo, Margaret River, 2015
25% fermented in new American oak. Sweet and spicy on the nose with stewing cherry, pencil wood and a slightly distracting dull raisin under tone. Pleasing, generous red fruit with a cola/vanilla oak edge and an earthy base. Dry and gravelly tannins evoke the rusticity of Rioja. Plenty of spice too. I’d be happy to have a glass with a selection of tapas.
Wine sample courtesy of Bunkers Wines