Tempranillo is thriving in Hawkes Bay and this is a perfect example. Te Awa Tempranillo is a stellar wine filled with rich berry flavours, complex spices and firm tannins. Go long.
The winery writes"On the nose, the wine displays rich dark berry notes with the additional complexity of leather and spice also apparent. The palate is medium-bodied with red fruit flavours supported by complex and savoury richness. Firm tannins give this wine impressive length and concentration. Drinking well upon release this wine could be cellared with confidence for five to ten years."