Yalumba's done a fine job of issuing an everyday drinking tempranillo of good standard (with some degree of anonymity), right when Australia needed one. It's interesting to note the Running With Bulls label now also includes a Wrattonbully tempranillo, in addition to the more commonplace, warmer climate Barossa version.
A sense of Barossan generosity adorns the 2010 Running With Bulls Tempranillo. It's augmented by a fragrant edge that casts my mind to a continental smallgoods shop; cured meat, black olive and cola nut, but these more exotic notes remain a mere side plate to its aromatic main course of cherries, blackberries and plums, all expressed with ripe regional character and sensitively used oak. Somewhat luscious and silky, its medium-medium/full bodied palate expresses cherry and plum fruits and appears to be definitively more regional than varietal. For those who choose to ignore this minor quibble, it actually drinks really well. It's smooth, brightly flavoured and flows along seamless curves, allowing its good length of juicy fruit to saturate the back palate underneath a balancing framework of approachable, ticklish tempranillo tannins.
ü The argument here, like many South Australian tempranillos, is just how varietal is this? Push that aside however, and you're left with a delicious, classically sumptuous and bright Barossa red that's perfect for immediate drinking (and good value too). I must say though, with tapas on the table, it'd be hard to pick this over the old world stuff. Sorry about that. Drink to 2016.