The Wine Front
Rob Mann and family (as this comes from the now organic-farmed family vineyard ‘out the back of Swan’) are speeding ahead with fine wine paradigm wines from the region. Kudos. The bold marriage of Tempranillo with Malbec and Cabernet finds itself a medium bodied, perfumed, svelte and tannin hewn guise that many wines from the region miss in boldness and oomph. This is 58% Tempranillo, 38% Malbec, 12% Cabernet.
Highly perfumed, pretty almost floral scents, violets come to mind, whiffs of blueberry/mulberry, green olive, a touch of clove woody spice, sarsaparilla and anise. Just lovely. Medium weight, sinewy feel, succulent and beautiful, fine web of clove-licked tannins, great energy here, bright and lengthy, fine, tight finish here. Has a ‘serious’ feel but also deliciousness.
Halliday Wine Companion 2021
A tight and tidy blend that sticks to a savoury theme with jamon, woodsy spices and fennel yet all bound to a core of tangy fruit. Lithe, juicy, vibrant as anything with raw silk tannins and a neat acid line. Oh, and totally delicious.
Australian Financial Review
This is a really lovely, generous, gutsy red with lots of perfumed purple fruit, a dusting of bay leaf and rosemary, and fabulous grippy tannins that make me hunger for garlicky roast lamb.
Very fresh, fleshy and supple style on the nose of this red-fruited blend that has pastry-like, approachable tannins and a smooth, sleek and astutely feathered balance on the finish. A blend of 58% Tempranillo, 30% Malbec and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now. Screw cap.
Corymbia's 2018 Tempranillo Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon includes 58%, 30% and 12% of those varieties, respectively. Co-fermented and aged in a single large oak vat, it's a fruit-forward, mouthwatering bowl of mixed berries, including hints of blueberry, mulberry and raspberry. Yet while this medium to full-bodied effort is open and soft, it's not unstructured, showing a core of resilient, ripe tannins and a long, juicy finish.
Gourmet Traveller WINE
It is pitch perfect, medium weight, highly perfumed, and shaped with beautifully ripe tannins. It’s delicious, but there is also a sense of detail and interest. The wine offers layers of red and blue fruits in perfume and palate, underpinned by savouriness.