2021 Mercer Tempranillo Joven

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

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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.

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.

Region: Hilltops, NSW
Blend: Tempranillo (100%)
ABV: 14%
Closure: 750ml
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90 Points - "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)

92 Points - "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)


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.

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