Crafted from our finest Pyrenees fruit, the 2005 Taltarni Reserve follows a long tradition of great Taltarni reds whilst acknowledging the uniquely Australian history of shiraz cabernet blends. It also combines modern Australian winemaking techniques with traditional, timeless French winemaking practices, perfectly capturing the philosophy of winemaking at Taltarni.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Bright colour; a layered, dark and savoury bouquet, showing dark fruit, mint, olive and mulberry; the palate is fresh and lively, with tannin the central theme to the dark fruit, and oak a mere seasoning; dark, long and savoury to conclude. Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rating 92 - Drink by 2016 James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2005 (MAR/2010)
"Super blend of 72 per cent shiraz and 28 per cent cabernet from Victorias Pyrenees and Heathcote regions. Textured and rippling with layers of black berry fruit, licorice characters, nicely poised after 20 months in French oak, firm, rounded tannins." Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury (13/OCT/2011)
"Taltarni makes some of the most ageworthy wines coming out of Victorias Pyrenees region and this one is sure to go the distance. Deeply coloured with layers of graphite, cassis fruit and fine oak, a mouth-filling style with plush fruit underpinned by dense, chewy tannins. "
Angus Hughson, Australian, (07/OCT/2011)
"This delicious red from Victorias Pyrenees district shows blackberry, blackcurrant and licorice characters on the nose and palate, with toasty oak and long firm tannins on the finish. Its just approaching prime drinking and would go well with roast beef or lamb but has another decade in front of it. "
Rating 93 - Mike Frost, Courier Mail (23/SEP/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
A deep ruby colour.
This wine offers intense blackberry characters and liquorice flavours, with some well integrated toasty, mocha, cigar box notes from the oak. It displays a fantastic balance of fruit freshness and the firm tannins typical of Taltarni.
Drink now or cellar for up to 10 years.