The wine displays the classic varietal characters of blackcurrant wrapped up with fine tannins and a very complex lasting palate, complemented by subtle French oak.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Inky/chocolaty nose with a minty lift, and chewy primary fruit flavours with chunky tannins. Winestate, April 2009
90 Points “Taltarni has always been a maker of heroic cabernets, wines for long ageing. The ‘06 is no exception. A ferrous, ironstone aroma leads into a powerful, tannic palate with chewy texture and loads of structure...” Sydney Morning Herald, Huon Hooke (Australia), 10 Nov 09
Winery Tasting Notes
A very attractive deep plum red colour with purple tints.
The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon has an elegant, lifted nose of violets, blackberries and spice.
These characters are complemented on the palate by fine tannins and spicy, mocha oak notes.
This wine is drinking well now, but will benefit from cellaring for up to 10 years.
Crafted exclusively from Estate grown fruit, Taltarni Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 honours the wineries international reputation for making superb red wines. Taltarni’s great legacy is deeply rooted in the unique combination of low yielding gravelly loam soils of its vineyards and the temperate climate of the Pyrenees producing wines hallmarked by distinctive regional characteristics. 2006 was a warm, dry vintage in the Pyrenees. The Cabernet was monitored regularly and picked at the optimum flavour ripeness. The grapes were then crushed and destemmed and fermented on skins in stainless steel. After pressing, the wines completed malolactic fermentation in a mix of new and old French barriques. The wine was racked, and blended with a small amount of Merlot and Petit Verdot to add depth and palate weight.
Medals & Trophies
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 (UK), 2009