Reviewer:

Gilbert Labour
11 April 2020

Angullong (Orange, NSW), Fossil Hill Tempranillo 2018

Ben Crossing and his Angullong Wines team have released three new 2018 vintage "Alternative" [Mediterranean] varietal reds under the Fossil Hill label, namely a Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Barbera.
The grapes are grown and harvested from their Mt Canobolas [Orange] region of NSW and all the wines reflect their cool climate elevage.
Tempranillo, that Spanish workhorse grape is one which some of us have long maintained should have been the defining Australian red variety rather than the ubiquitous Shiraz, due to its adaptability, blending versatility and durability
This 2018 Fossil Hill Tempranillo delivers a well-modulated balance of spicy fruit primacy, glycerol warmth [14.5% Alc], textural tannins and savoury acid right from the first pour
The fruit profile perches on the mulberry / cherry spectrum which gathers momentum on breathing.
The nature of the Tempranillo grape infuses some rustic leathery characters in this wine's well-rounded and enjoyable palate journey
We did justice to this well-priced 2018 Angullong Fossil Hill Tempranillo over a dinner of goat casserole 
Price: $28
Wine Category: Other Red
Cellar: Now to 5 years
Winery Website: www.angullong.com.au david@definewine.com.au
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