Glandore Estate, Hunter Valley

Glandore Estate is in the Hunter Valley (NSW), established in 2004. Duane Roy, the General manager and Winemaker of Glandore Estate, was really friendly and sent a case for review. On trying their TPR Tempranillo, I was intrigued at how well it was made and tasted (even quite authentic) – On the nose it was earthy and leathery. On tasting, it was Bursting with juicyness! The type of juicyness that makes your mouth water. With a good but not overpowering structure through smooth oak and tannin, and overall being very Savoury (which I personally loved) but delicious generous presence of fruit and spice. Spice and oak also lingered on after tasting. Maturation in French oak also added elegant structure and flavour to the wine.

First wine I tried from Glandore Estate was their $25 Tempranillo (click here to see) which was impressive for the price and quality. The TPR Tempranillo is slightly higher priced at $35, but it shows a true Tempranillo style even though it is grown in Australia.

I had the TPR Tempranillo as a starter wine to dinner last night, which worked a treat but also goes with many foods from tapas and entrees to mains.This wine is good with a range of foods that have a deep but delicate structure and/or taste. Also great of course with Spanish style dishes/tapas. Tempranillo from Spain is labelled Rioja (the region it is from).

GLANDORE ESTATE: TPR Tempranillo 2008
Retail: $35, Member’s price $28
Where: 1595 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley NSW
Ph: 02 4998 7140
Website: http://glandorewines.com/
Opinion: Very good, and good value! Easy juicy drinking, and good starter wine.

As I said previously on trying their other Tempranillo, if their $25 Tempranillo is good I’m sure the TPR at $35 has a lot to offer – And I believe I was spot on! Other wines from Glandore Estate will be tasted soon to be reviewed. Cheers.

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