Frank Camorra Tempranillo 2010 (Margaret River, WA)
14.6%, Screwcap, $35
Another wine from Wine Selectors’ ‘Chef Series’, with this red chosen using input from Frank Camorra of MoVida. It’s perhaps the most interesting wine in this series at that, with the coolest packaging and presentation (and a big tall heavy bottle). Wine itself was made at Rosabrook in Margaret River.
Immediately recognisable as Tempranillo, which is no mean feat considering that lots of Australian Temp. is less than convincing varietally, this is dusty, savoury and quite tannic (which is what Tempranillo is all about). There is a nice flush of black pastille fruit to match those tannins, and the oak is not too overt, all making for a quite tasty, authentic red. Perhaps a bit too full and primary as yet, with very warm alcohol, yet rather more-ish and textural regardless.
I hate tapas (I always end up hungry/never get the good dishes) but this red makes me want to eat chorizo and interchange Tempranillo and cerveza…
Score: 17.7/20, 92/100
Would I buy it? The Sydney MoVida wine list needs this. I’d buy a glass or three.