The fourth release of Dead End Tempranillo from the mildest vintage since 2011; a wine of
real presence, complexity and depth with an extra punch of fruit. We’re fortunate enough to be sourcing our Tempranillo from two of the oldest plantings in McLaren Vale, 14-17 years of age. The quality of these grapes has given us the faith to continue pursuing as a straight varietal wine. Traditionally vinified in small open-top fermenters for 10 days. Aged for 16 months in large format French and Hungarian oak vats and puncheons, 20% of which were new. Alcohol 14%; pH 3.85; TA 5.4g/L.
Highly perfumed, vibrant and complex with sweet black cherries, sarsaparilla, root beer, galangal, mace, cinnamon, star anise and red liquorice. The palate is juicy, plush and supple. The persistence of the tannins is the signature here. - Stephen Pannell
- McLaren Vale