2012 Tscharke The Master Montepulciano

image“I would like to talk to you today about cold feet, and narrow minds. People with cold feet cannot move forward. People with narrow minds cannot move side to side.” - Lancaster Dodd, The Master

Part of the sensibly named “Emerging Styles” series from Tscharke. The word ‘alternative’ has become more or less meaningless. From the Marananga subdistrict near the heart of the Barossa Valley.

Shouldn’t be difficult for Barossa Shiraz lovers or fruit sluts to sidle over to this, although it demands a certain amount of attention and an open mind. Brimful of small dark berries, coal and plums. Fruit-forward and juicy on entry yet assertive tannins kick in almost straight away. Despite the jovial aromas and flavours this wine has fairly stern form and a surprisingly savoury disposition. Unless you desire all your lovers to spread themselves wide in front of you then I urge you to give this a go. It’s tight but oh so pleasurable. Just needs a piece of meat. 90

Region: Barossa Valkey
Alcohol: 14.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $25
Tasted: June 2014


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2 Responses to 2012 Tscharke The Master Montepulciano

  1. Matt Moore says:

    Well, Frankie Howerd, I agree that Tscharke provide fantastic hybrids of Spanish & Italians grapes with a new world fruit forwardness. Any comments on the Tempranillo or Garnacha?

  2. Have the 2012 Tempranillo and Graciano here – reviews to come soon. Of course I have no idea what your reference to Frankie Howerd is getting at… :)

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