Brian Fletcher Estate Margaret River El Cid Tempranillo 2017

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This rating is unique to the current vintage. If you’re interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below…


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92% of 557


93% of 458


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94% of 302

Powerful and premium from the Margaret River!

    • Brian's passionate approach to the 2017 vintage has resulted in a Tempranillo that is bold and beautiful! Get ready to delve into a striking palate with a tonne flavour concentration and lingering persistence. You'll enjoy layers of dark bramble fruit, spice and vanillin oak.
    • Angels have helped make this outstanding wine possible, and this is definitely a red for lovers of big wines. The lingering finish and substantial tannins will saturate your mouth and leave you thirsty for more! Tempranillo from Margaret River is a rare thing, and even among it's few peers, Brian's El Cid is the full monty style!
    • Brian is a true champion of the Margaret River. He has let the world renowned conditions of the region work their magic on the early ripening Tempranillo varietal, then captured it's full potential like lightning in a bottle. If you're after that special bottle of red to treat yourself in your next case, you've found it!

Australia (Margaret River)


Big Red

15.00% Alc


Ageing advice
Enjoy now or let the oak transform the wine and crack it open any time until 2025!

Serving advice
It could be aired for a few hours, it certainly has the power to withstand that. Brian doesn't usually recommend aeration!

Local food match
Pairs beautifully with BBQ Waygu skirt steak and chimichurri.

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