2011 Capital Wine Ministry Series the Ambassador Tempranillo
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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