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 the region’s top varieties: Shiraz.
By selecting the best parcels of grapes from low yielding Shiraz vineyards for this wine allows for an elegant expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz, Foundation Shiraz epitomises the richness of superbly ripened McLaren Vale fruit.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Holding excellent hue, semaphoring the exceptional depth and power of a wine that will figuratively live forever, its black fruits wrapped in licorice and dark chocolate, in turn with a dressing of firm tannins. Controlled alcohol adds yet another dimension to its character and quality. Heaven knows what Tatachilla will be able to achieve with its '12. Rating 96 - Drink by 2039 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (APR/2014)
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)