As Tatachilla’s flagship wine, Foundation Shiraz represents a commitment to excellence in both viticulture and winemaking. Foundation Shiraz celebrates the best of one of region’s top varieties: Shiraz.
By selecting the best parcels of grapes from low yielding Shiraz vineyards for this wine elegant expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz, Foundation Shiraz epitomises the richness of superbly ripened McLaren Vale fruit.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
A rich, full-bodied shiraz that provocatively proclaims its McLaren Vale origin from the first whiff through to the aftertaste: black fruits are wrapped in a coat of dark chocolate and licorice, the all-up consequence a seductively rich wine. Its controlled alcohol keeps all its charms in a bra with moderate uplift. A sure future ahead.
Rated 95 by James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion. (Oct/2015)
Heft of flavour is significant but it’s not out of balance and it feels fresh. This is a very good release. Saltbush, anise, sweet plums and an infusion of chocolatey oak make both a statement, and for an eminent drinkability. Positive impressions throughout.Rated 93 by Campbell Mattinson, the Wine Front. (Mar/2016)
Winery Tasting Notes
Colour:Deep crimson red with purple hues.
Bouquet: Details Lush forest fruits with hints of spice, black pepper and violets.
Palate: Bursting with ripe dark berries, cassis and dark chocolate. Firm yet approachable tannin structure frames the wine nicely with flowing length and generosity of flavour.
Food Match: Foundation Shiraz pairs exceptionally well with slow roasted herb and garlic crusted Lamb rack with a side of crisp potatoes.
Cellaring: This wine has superb ageing potential if carefully cellared.