A wine which exudes the intensity of flavour that has come to be synonymous with Shiraz from the region. The wine is a blend of premium Shiraz sourced from vineyards close to the McLaren Vale township, Blewitt Springs and Tatachilla’s own Clarendon Vineyard.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
You don’t hear a great deal about Tatachilla nowadays though at least at this mid-tier level, the wines are in good form. This is absolutely spot on. Well flavoured, well controlled, tempered by fine, grainy tannin and full of juicy fruit. It met my expectations and, by a smidge, exceeded them. Blackberries, toast, cedary sawdust and chocolate. Fruit and oak both seamlessly combined, and complementary to one another. It’s warm and sweet/ripe, but it’s an excellent rendition of this wine style. Rating 91 - Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com.au (9/APR/2011)
French winemaker Fanchon Ferrandi adds a little bit of European flair to the ripe, rich reds from Tatachillas McLaren Vale vineyards. Made from parcels of grapes that were picked before the 2008 South Australian heatwave, this is a very tidy wine indeed. The flavour spectrum ranges from ripe blackberry fruit to French oak and spice. This was a wine we enjoyed over a few evenings and it was still drinking well after it had been open for several days.Winsor Dobbin, Sunday Examiner (17/APR/2011)
A blend of fruit from three separate vineyard sites in McLaren Vale. Rich and complex with plum and blackberry fruit on the nose and palate, spicy characters, clever oak treatment, supple tannins and plenty of length.Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury, (14/May/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep crimson red with vibrant ruby hues.
Lifted cherry and plum aromas, with a flash of blackberry and violets, finishing with subtle hints of fine French oak.
A line of acid races along the palate surrounded by delicious cherry, spice flavours – all framed by silky, concentrated tannins.
Great paired with flavorsome dishes such as Roast Duck Leg Risotto.
Enjoy this wine now or cellar for up to 10 years.