Between 2000 and 2010, Tempranillo was going to be the Next Big Thing, as the fastest growing (by vineyard area planted) variety globally. While the Temp. train has slowed a fraction, we’re starting to see more wines in bottle. Running With Bulls is the Yalumba label that started early with Tempranillo, with this 2018 Barossa sourced.
It’s plump, fruit-forward and with a very friendly, mid-weight purple juiciness, the approach more joven than riserva. Easy enjoyment, and not overdone. Great to see approachable reds with flavour at 13.5% alcohol too. Best drinking: over the next five or so years to capture the exuberance. 17/20, 90/100. 13.5%, $23. Would I buy it? A glass or two.