Hogs In The Woods Tempranillo 2016

A Woolworth’s exclusive, made by Nigel Dolan. The Fleurieu Peninsula encompasses both the more famous Langhorne Creek McLaren Vale as part of the GI.

Hogs In The Woods, Tempranillo, Fleurieu Peninsula, 2016

Aromas of damp twiggy undergrowth with spent coffee grounds, jammy berry compote and furniture varnish.  Super ripe front before sour and bitter flavours with hot, jarring acidity. Harsh tannins with a waxy feel. Not a wine to use as a gateway for other alternative varieties. I can’t help but think comparatively of this wine against some of the young Rioja wines I had late last year in Spain, and how some of the €5 manage wines trump this for pure drinkability.

RRP: $18
Alc: 14%
Rating: 13/20

Wine sample courtesy of Pinnacle Liquor and Dialogue PR

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