The fresh new Elefante Tempranillo Shiraz 2015 has finally landed and already a glowing review and rating has hit - and I'm quite certain it won't be the last. This from Wine Orbit's Sam Kim:
What a delightful red. The nose is beautifully ripe and inviting with black/blueberry, dark plum, floral and spice aromas, leading to a succulent palate that is plump and smooth. The wine offers loads of tasty flavours, enhanced by silky texture and supple tannins. Outstanding value. At its best: Now to 2019; Price: $16.00; Rating: 5 Stars & 93 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
It is easy to see why this marque has been such a success in Australia but the '15 is best ever territory and it will find even more fans with this lifted, expressive version which is immediately attractive yet has a bit of a 'serious' streak that will see it age in the short term. At a tick over ten bucks a bottle, I doubt too many will put it down as it is so gluggable now. The fine print is our price assumes dozen lots and is valid for just one week only. Series Spanish Temp at a quaffers price and again the the frame for Bargain Import of the Year!
Elefante Tempranillo Shiraz routinely offers excellent value. That said, this 2015 release is one out of the box. They’ve nailed this release. It’s jubey and berried and has a good bit of chew to the finish. It’s a generous style with a good sense of shape. There’s a nod to savouriness but no more than that: it’s all berried goodness, and beautifully well crafted at that. Tasted: September 2016; Alcohol: 14%; Price: $14; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2016-2018; Rating: 90 Points; Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
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