As Tatachilla’s flagship wine, Foundation Shiraz represents a commitment to excellence in both viticulture and winemaking. Foundation Shiraz celebrates the best of one region’s top variety: Shiraz.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Showing expected development, the tarry black fruits and leathery characters are melded together by a generous, medium-bodied palate. Best enjoyed over the next five years.Rating 92 - Drink by 2017 - James Halliday Wine Companion 21 Feb 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep red with ruby hues.
Plum and blackberry with hints of nutmeg and dark chocolate notes.
Front palate is characterised by intense blueberry and coffee flavours and earthy tones, the middle palate is melded with intense but extremely smooth tannic structure. There are some underlying cinnamon and cocoa aromas, while the finish is spicy, intense and lingers in the mouth.
Open one hour prior and serve at room temperature. Foundation Shiraz is the ideal accompaniment to full flavoured dishes such as lamb shanks or roasted duck.
This wine has superb ageing potential if carefully cellared (15 to 20 years)