Tscharke Only Son Tempranillo 2012
Good packaging on these Tscharke wines.
This looks trademark Tscharke – ripe, thick and extractive style of red with big flavours. Think bitumen, roast plums and anise. It’s more Marananga than it is Tempranillo, but the hearty, warm and chunky style will please many. For mine it’s just to big and roasted to be delicious, the heaviness of overripe fruit through the back.
Will still win friends with its intensity of flavour, but I’m no fan.
Details: 14%, Screwcap, $25
Tasted: March 2015 (sample)
Best drinking: 2015-2022
Score: 16/20, 87/100
Would I buy it? No.