Helwig 2012 Tempranillo
Smells “Big Boy” playful. White pepper, warm oak and some soft fig or brown sugar. It gets excited on your palate like it was restless in the bottle. Goes big fast. It blows up in your mouth like a mini-pepper bomb. Just when you think it might be too much or you’ll need some food, the spices dissolve. The tannins emerged like a freshly sanded oak table. Smooth and lightly dusty. An unexpected finish. A very welcomed surprise.