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.
- McLaren Vale
- South Australia
95 PTS & Outstanding - "Intensely focused and structured with a thrusting array of black and red fruits driving through a very long palate and finish without missing a beat." - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010
Winery Tasting Notes
2004 FOUNDATION SHIRAZ: First founded in 1903, Tatachilla has a history of producing award-winning wines in true McLaren Vale style. As Tatachilla’s flagship, Foundation Shiraz represents a commitment to excellence in both viticulture and winemaking. Selecting the best parcels of grapes from low yielding Shiraz vineyards, Foundation Shiraz epitomises the richness of superbly ripened McLaren Vale fruit.
Colour: Deep crimson red with purple hues. Bouquet: Aromas of licorice, plum and dark berry fruit.
Palate: Juicy plum and blackberries with hints of cinnamon on the front palate. Lovely fruit concentration underscores the wine’s rich complexity, leading to a smooth velvety finish.
Serving: Open one hour prior and serve at room temperature. The ideal accompaniment to full flavoured dishes such as braised confit or Faison.
Cellaring: This wine has superb ageing potential if carefully cellared.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2009
Bronze Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2009