2021 Mercer Tempranillo Joven

Hilltops, NSW

A young yet dark and rich Spanish-style Tempranillo from a star Hunter Valley producer




About the Wine

The Mercer Tempranillo Joven ("joven" meaning "young" in Spanish) is a youthful and delicious wine that will leave you craving a trip to the vineyards of Spain (or NSW).

There's a lovely mix of dark fruits and savoury characters (leather, tobacco, olive) right from the get-go. Acidity and tannins are in perfect balance, and the dark fruits and savoury flavours make this a compelling (and yummy) wine.

"Joven" wines are made to be enjoyed young, and what they usually lack in overall complexity is more than made up for in immense drinkability, particularly with food. Enjoy with tapas or any spicy Spanish dish.

About Mercer Wines

Hunter Valley native Aaron Mercer has been involved in the wine game for over 20 years, starting from the very bottom, scrubbing tanks.

While he has experience across the globe, he’s made a name for himself in Australia through his previous role at organic pioneers, Tamburlaine.

Now back in the Hunter, Aaron sources sustainably grown fruit from across NSW for his wines.

This is an exciting new project, part of a new wave of NSW producers doing things their own way. With a great range of wines, it a label to keep your eyes on.

Winemaker Aaron Mercer
Winemaker Aaron Mercer
Hunter Valley NSW
Additional Info

From the Producer

A deliberate Joven style, focussed on gluggable fresh fruit. This mid-weight red is a true portrait of place, celebrating the Hilltops of NSW. A great example of a variety that suits the Australian climate and promotes a healthier viticultural landscape.

Plenty of spice and dried herb underpinned with plush cherries, raspberries and red fruit.

Blend : Tempranillo (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Barrel tasting at the winery.
Barrel tasting at the winery.
Hunter Valley, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"I’d say that most often, Tempranillo does not do very well in Australia. Or at least, not yet. "Cherry, raspberry jubes, a little perfume and spice. Bright, medium-bodied, fruit-forward and affable, a pleasing mesh of light tannin, a little nutty too, with a slight tang to acidity, and a finish of solid length. A nice drink, is the summary." Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


"Medium ruby with a bruise purple bright rim. All young cola syrup and dark cherry with smashed blackberry, black olives, dried tobacco mix, new leather and wine gum yums. Crunchy contrast of darkness and light with inherent slurpability that remains serious with tight, firm tannins. Highly enjoyable." Regan Drew (vinonotebook)


Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Estimated Delivery Times for each postcode can be viewed here.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickupis available from our Sydney warehouse in Ultimo, 2007. Just select Local Pickup at checkout. We are open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at or call us on 02 8376 8775..


Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 02 8376 8775 or and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

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Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

More FaQs: here