Maximus Tempranillo 2011 Review

Posted: October 2, 2013 in Australia
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Maximus Tempranillo 2011

Style: Full-bodied red

Region: McLaren Vale

Overview: Tempranillo is the world’s latest buzz wine. A fashionable little tacker that is often toted as an ‘afternoon’ or ‘pub and pizza’ wine. This Tempranillo takes the bull by the horns; it’s tired of being dismissed as just frivolous and fun. It twists the rabid animal to its face, gives it a gentle yet threatening squeeze of the unmentionables and says ‘Mate, bloody well take me seriously, all right?’ Such a powerful wine from a grape that is generally seen as gentle and savoury; and coming out of an incredibly tough, wet year in South Australia too. Maximus, my hat must go off to you!

Tasting Note: Lifted cherry, violets and plum lull you into a false sense of pretty, elegance on the nose; it begs you to sip and then draws you in with ripe plum, black cherry, forest fruits, chocolate and a silky mouth-feel. Grainy tannins complete this beautiful beast.

Final Say: Not just a wine for those who love Tempranillo but one that will appeal to anyone who loves gusty reds too. Sells for around $25,

Score: 17.5 out of 20

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Jack Davis

  1. browney237 says:

    Just had this wine offered to me via the wine society and found your review helpful in deciding to buy!
    Thanks –

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