Nikola Estate in the Swan Valley has arguably WA's best Tempranillo of 2020.
Concentrated red fruits, spice and dark chocolate aromas on the nose. A multilayered palate of raspberry, cassis, tobacco leaf, pepper, maraschino cherries and roasted coffee. Succulent with grainy tannins and a great length of flavour.
Halliday Wine Companion rating system
94 Outstanding. Wines on the cusp of gold medal status, virtually indistinguishable from those wines receiving 95 points.
Bush-vine fruit from Frankland River. Matured in seasoned French oak for 9 months. Succulent yet tannic, this has brilliant length of flavour, confirming the multilayered approach of the palate. Raspberry, cassis, tobacco leaf, sage, pepper, jasmine tea and blueberries. Very impressive.