88/100

2011 Capital Wine Ministry Series the Ambassador Tempranillo

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Capital Wine Ministry Series the Ambassador Tempranillo 2011

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Chris Shanahan wine reviews feb 6 13
  • Type - Red
  • Variety - Tempranillo
  • Winery - Capital Wines
  • Region - Canberra District
  • Price Range - $15 - $30
  • RRP - $27

The Ambassador won gold at last year's regional wine show, demonstrating how even the most rotten vintages, like 2011, can produce decent wines - largely through amazing amounts of work in the vineyard. It's a medium-bodied red, far removed in style from Spanish tempranillo. The sweet core of ripe berry flavours comes with a dash of spice and the savoury bite of the variety's distinctive tannins. This vintage will probably be at its best over the next two or three years.

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