Altacena Tempranillo Shiraz 2016
8th June 2018
"The full name is Altacena Vino Tinto Vino de la Tierra de Castilla Tempranillo. It’s always packed with personality. With a name as long as that, it would want to. Personally I really enjoy drinking this. It’s $16 well spent. It’s dry and gamey, meaty even, with toasty black cherry and gun smoke characters. It smells of firecrackers and tastes of them too, though the latter is a bit of guess, though an educated one. The finish will be just a little too drying for some but then, again, that’s part of why I enjoy it. It’s not staid. It lines up for food. It’s good."
Source: Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com.au, June 2018