Hedonist Tempranillo - McLaren Vale, Australia
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Hedonist Tempranillo - McLaren Vale, Australia
Hedonist Tempranillo - McLaren Vale, Australia
Hedonist Tempranillo - McLaren Vale, Australia
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Hedonist Tempranillo - McLaren Vale, Australia
Hedonist Tempranillo - McLaren Vale, Australia

Hedonist Tempranillo (Organic) 2021 - McLaren Vale, Australia

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91/100 Stuart Knox (The Real Review)
Bronze Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday) (2020 vintage)
Bronze Huon Hooke (The Real Review) (2020 vintage)
92/100 James Suckling (2019 vintage)
92/100 Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday) (2019 vintage)
90/100 Huon Hooke (2019 vintage)
95/100 Jane Faulkner (Halliday) (2018 vintage)
90/100 James Button (Decanter) (2017 vintage)
Bronze The Wine Front (2017 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2015 vintage)
Bronze The Wine Front (2014 vintage)

TROPHY WINNER - Tony Mangan Memorial Award for Best Organic Wine of the show at the 2020 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show (AAVWS) (2020 Vintage)

NASAA Certified Biodynamic

Stuart Knox "Good length....Cherry, violets and African spice aromatics. Medium to full-bodied. Dark cherry, anise and bay leaf spices with a dry earth undertone. "

The Winemaker "Satsuma plums and sour cherry set the tone for this crunchy and vibrant wine. Firm tannins and refreshing acidity, coupled with bright fruit round out this medium-bodied beauty."

Ned Goodwin MW "Certified biodynamic, tick! The tannins, a thick slurry of bitter chocolate and grape-infused nourishment, another plus. Impeccably extracted and the oak, judiciously chosen. A whiff of eucalyptus whiff detracts from the cheery meld of anise and baking spice." (2020 vintage)

Ned Goodwin MW "This is exemplary tempranillo across....This does get it right! Dark fruit allusions married to some brush and a dusty swab of tannins accenting the finish.." (2019 Vintage)

Huon Hooke "Sweet raspberry emerged in time. The palate is very full-bodied, firm and chunky, with density and grip, concentration and straightforward boldness." (2020 vintage)

Huon Hooke " Excellent wine...Very deep, bold purple/red colour, with pungent violet, blueberry and cranberry aromas, the palate fresh and bright, raw and primal, with an almost carbonic maceration or Beaujolais-like overtone." (2019 Vintage)

James Suckling "A bold, ripe style that has quite intense, ripe blue-fruit aromas and a palate that carries crunchy, bright, blue-fruit flavors and a smooth, fine weave of tannin." (2019 vintage)

Jane Faulkner "...Impressive from go to whoa....A terrific tempranillo that offsets its juicy red fruit profile against layers of savouriness. It's vibrant with cherry cola, fresh tobacco, red licorice and all manner of baking spices before crunchy acidity and killer tannins take off." (2018 Vintage)

James Button "Designed to be a young, fresh example of the fruitiness of Tempranillo with minimal oak influence, this wine was traditionally vinified in open top fermenters and pumped over twice daily. It was then matured in old French oak for four months. The resulting wine has a meaty aroma, and a pure, juicy cherry-dominated palate. There are fine, chalky tannins coupled with a long finish." (2017 vintage)

James Halliday "There is truly lovely cherry fruit on the fresh light to medium-bodied palate thanks in part to the controlled alcohol; the finish has gently savoury tannins that tie the parcel up ever so neatly." (2015 vintage)

Australian Wine Companion "Walter Clappis has been making wine in McLaren Vale for 40 years, and over that time has won innumerable trophies and gold medals, including the prestigious George Mackey Memorial Trophy with his '09 The Hedonist Shiraz, chosen as the best wine exported from Australia that year. Daughter Kimberly and son-in-law James Cooter (both with impressive CVs) support him on the winery floor. The NASAA-certified organic and biodynamic estate plantings of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo and grenache are the cornerstones of the business."

The Hedonist is an organic and biodynamic winery in the heart of South Australia's famous McLaren wine district. Esteemed owner Walter Clappis is Australia's only winemaker to win one of Australia's most prestigious wine awards, The Dan Murphy Trophy, three times. The Hedonist adopts a minimalistic and organic approach to winemaking, prioritising biodynamics and sustainability. The Hedonist is a multi-award winning winery.

The McLaren Vale wine region is located approximately 35 kilomters south of Adelaide. It is by far the most important wine-producing area in the Fleurieu zone and is also regarded very highly throughout Australia and the world. A wide array of grape varieties can be successfully grown here. The best wines come from very old vines, some planted more than 100 years ago. These are prized for producing low yields of extremely concentrated fruit. Shiraz leads the region's list of award-winning wines, making McLaren Vale a favorite place to grow this grape. Cabernet Sauvignon is another prominent grape variety, along with Grenache and Mourvedre, which, together with Shiraz, make up some of the most acclaimed GSM blends here. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominate McLaren Vale's white grape varieties, with a plethora of other regional and international specialties such as Merlot, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Viognier also making their mark.

Tempranillo is a red grape variety grown throughout Spain and Portugal and to a lesser degree in other parts of the wworld. Tempranillo produces red wines with red fruit and leather aromas, high tannins, moderate to low acidity, and moderate alcohol. In 2020, Tempranillo was the third most-planted grape variety in the world, with the majority of plantings in the Iberian Peninsula.
91/100 Stuart Knox (The Real Review)
Bronze Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday) (2020 vintage)
Bronze Huon Hooke (The Real Review) (2020 vintage)
92/100 James Suckling (2019 vintage)
92/100 Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday) (2019 vintage)
90/100 Huon Hooke (2019 vintage)
95/100 Jane Faulkner (Halliday) (2018 vintage)
90/100 James Button (Decanter) (2017 vintage)
Bronze The Wine Front (2017 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2015 vintage)
Bronze The Wine Front (2014 vintage)

TROPHY WINNER - Tony Mangan Memorial Award for Best Organic Wine of the show at the 2020 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show (AAVWS) (2020 Vintage)

NASAA Certified Biodynamic

Stuart Knox "Good length....Cherry, violets and African spice aromatics. Medium to full-bodied. Dark cherry, anise and bay leaf spices with a dry earth undertone. "

The Winemaker "Satsuma plums and sour cherry set the tone for this crunchy and vibrant wine. Firm tannins and refreshing acidity, coupled with bright fruit round out this medium-bodied beauty."

Ned Goodwin MW "Certified biodynamic, tick! The tannins, a thick slurry of bitter chocolate and grape-infused nourishment, another plus. Impeccably extracted and the oak, judiciously chosen. A whiff of eucalyptus whiff detracts from the cheery meld of anise and baking spice." (2020 vintage)

Ned Goodwin MW "This is exemplary tempranillo across....This does get it right! Dark fruit allusions married to some brush and a dusty swab of tannins accenting the finish.." (2019 Vintage)

Huon Hooke "Sweet raspberry emerged in time. The palate is very full-bodied, firm and chunky, with density and grip, concentration and straightforward boldness." (2020 vintage)

Huon Hooke " Excellent wine...Very deep, bold purple/red colour, with pungent violet, blueberry and cranberry aromas, the palate fresh and bright, raw and primal, with an almost carbonic maceration or Beaujolais-like overtone." (2019 Vintage)

James Suckling "A bold, ripe style that has quite intense, ripe blue-fruit aromas and a palate that carries crunchy, bright, blue-fruit flavors and a smooth, fine weave of tannin." (2019 vintage)

Jane Faulkner "...Impressive from go to whoa....A terrific tempranillo that offsets its juicy red fruit profile against layers of savouriness. It's vibrant with cherry cola, fresh tobacco, red licorice and all manner of baking spices before crunchy acidity and killer tannins take off." (2018 Vintage)

James Button "Designed to be a young, fresh example of the fruitiness of Tempranillo with minimal oak influence, this wine was traditionally vinified in open top fermenters and pumped over twice daily. It was then matured in old French oak for four months. The resulting wine has a meaty aroma, and a pure, juicy cherry-dominated palate. There are fine, chalky tannins coupled with a long finish." (2017 vintage)

James Halliday "There is truly lovely cherry fruit on the fresh light to medium-bodied palate thanks in part to the controlled alcohol; the finish has gently savoury tannins that tie the parcel up ever so neatly." (2015 vintage)

Australian Wine Companion "Walter Clappis has been making wine in McLaren Vale for 40 years, and over that time has won innumerable trophies and gold medals, including the prestigious George Mackey Memorial Trophy with his '09 The Hedonist Shiraz, chosen as the best wine exported from Australia that year. Daughter Kimberly and son-in-law James Cooter (both with impressive CVs) support him on the winery floor. The NASAA-certified organic and biodynamic estate plantings of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo and grenache are the cornerstones of the business."

The Hedonist is an organic and biodynamic winery in the heart of South Australia's famous McLaren wine district. Esteemed owner Walter Clappis is Australia's only winemaker to win one of Australia's most prestigious wine awards, The Dan Murphy Trophy, three times. The Hedonist adopts a minimalistic and organic approach to winemaking, prioritising biodynamics and sustainability. The Hedonist is a multi-award winning winery.

The McLaren Vale wine region is located approximately 35 kilomters south of Adelaide. It is by far the most important wine-producing area in the Fleurieu zone and is also regarded very highly throughout Australia and the world. A wide array of grape varieties can be successfully grown here. The best wines come from very old vines, some planted more than 100 years ago. These are prized for producing low yields of extremely concentrated fruit. Shiraz leads the region's list of award-winning wines, making McLaren Vale a favorite place to grow this grape. Cabernet Sauvignon is another prominent grape variety, along with Grenache and Mourvedre, which, together with Shiraz, make up some of the most acclaimed GSM blends here. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominate McLaren Vale's white grape varieties, with a plethora of other regional and international specialties such as Merlot, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Viognier also making their mark.

Tempranillo is a red grape variety grown throughout Spain and Portugal and to a lesser degree in other parts of the wworld. Tempranillo produces red wines with red fruit and leather aromas, high tannins, moderate to low acidity, and moderate alcohol. In 2020, Tempranillo was the third most-planted grape variety in the world, with the majority of plantings in the Iberian Peninsula.