Real Compania De Vinos Tempranillo 2013

Real Compania De Vinos Tempranillo 2013 $16 ★★★½ Super-fruity and packed with dark berries, cocoa nib and smoky, coconut and coffee notes, there’s a gentle, spicy, velvety mouthfeel in this Spanish sip which finishes with solid, chewy tannins.  www.winesale.co.nz

RojoMojo Tempranillo 2013

RojoMojo Tempranillo 2013 $12.95 ★★★½ Here you’ve got a rich, heady, spicy, plum-driven 100% Tempranillo from the Campo de Cariñena that’s dangerously easy to drink.  Tangy berries, cherries and savoury, leathery notes on the finish should make this a no brainer with burgers. www.moorewilson.co.nz

Mas Buscados Tempranillo Petit Verdot 2013

Mas Buscados Tempranillo Petit Verdot 2013 $16.95 ★★★½ The grapes are grown by three hombres called ‘Paco’ and the winemaker is Brent King, a gringo kiwi.  With a grippy, grizzly mouthfeel awash with cherry, berry and pepper flavours, make sure you feed it with meat. For stockists contact importer Bennett & Deller 09 3789463 info@bdwine.co.nz

Valtier Reserva Tempranillo Bobal 2007

Valtier Reserva Tempranillo Bobal 2007  $17.95 ★★★★ Bobal is a Spanish native, which makes up 50% of this deliciously mature, Valencia-grown blend.  It’s a smooth, vanilla-dusted red, oozing liquorice, cedar and dark fruit.  Superb value.  www.lacantina.co.nz

Marqués de Riscal Proximo 2011

Marqués de Riscal Proximo 2011 $21 ★★★½ With flavours reminiscent of dust and dubbin on an old leather boot, with hints of berries in the background, this earthy wine has soft, stretchy tannins and a gentle finish.  www.stvincentscave.com

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