2012 Empirica by Castelli Tempranillo. Geographe Region, WA. 14.4%

I’m a huge fan of Castelli’s Empirica range packaging. Classy labels with unique bottles that look the business.

Empirica Tempranillo 1

This wine was hand plunged, small batch fermentated, cold soaked and minimal new oak was used.

Bright berries, juicy. Fine tannins.

Red fruits, savoury aspects and tobacco edge. Plums, skins and all, like biting into a just ripe plum, along with a hint of roasted root vegetables and sour cherries with some fine tannins.

Seems to just flow around the outside of palate, leaving a hole in the middle.

It’s a decent wine that will appeal, just missing a certain X factor that the white wines in this range have.

Tasted 3rd May 2014

Purchased from Steve’s Fine Wine and Food for approximately $25.

More information about Castelli’s Empirica range can be found on their website.

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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