This wine exemplifies the Pyrenees regional benchmark style, sourced from mature and carefully nurtured shiraz vines from Taltarni’s Estate. A selection of fruit for this wine is from an old shiraz clone planted in 1864.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Deep magenta, vivid purple hue; a pure, expressive and ripe black-fruited bouquet, showing roasted meats, quartz and a dash of eucalypt; the palate is juicy, generous and fresh, with the concentration and structure to stand the test of time.
Rating 94 - Drink by 2020 - Ben Edwards, James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion (17/FEB/2012)
"Easy to forget that Taltarni have some length of history having been established in 1969. I do anyway. Likewise, this shiraz has been produced since 1977, in various guises and styles I imagine. Still has a cork in it too. Historical, in some respects also. Mmm, spicy. Pure and lifted fruit expression in the bouquet, much more floral and fruity and fresh than expected with a liberal dusting of sweet cinnamon sugar spice. Super form in the palate – a bolting, slender, luscious slit of red and dark fruits given a dose of pepper with silky but enlivening acidity and ripe, supple tannins. Great shape, in your face, for immediately appreciated drinking, even with the fortitude of pencil-shavings-oak-with-nougat-sweetness. Finishes again with pencil shaving kind of smoky savouriness and a touch of eucalyptus. Stood out in a long bracket. Personality."
Rating 93 - Mike Bennie, www.winefront.com.au (05/AUG/2012)
"... a medium to full-bodied wine with some enticing lifted aromas of violets and pepper. The palate is full of blackcurrant and rich plum with a touch of marzipan. Theres some lovely cedar oak in the background rounding out the finish with fine grainy tannins. Im sure it will be an excellent accompaniment to this weeks tart and probably a little more satisfying than most pinot noirs too. Of course if you feel like a pinot noir dont let me stop you, its a great match for beetroot, but Ill be going for another glass of this Taltarni shiraz while you do."
Fergus McGhie, Canberra Times (14/JUL/2012)
"I’ve always had a soft spot for Taltarni and the winemaking of Loic Le Calvez and now the place will be the sadder as he’s departed. Lovely Pyrenees cool climate red fruits, cherry, plum and then some black cherry and white pepper. It falls effortlessly across the palate with intense spice more in the Moroccan souk than the Indian market place, black cherry, and a lovely structured and tapered palate. It gives good length and reminds me why I love the reds of the region."
Patrick Haddock www.winingpom.com.au (02/JUL/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
A vibrant plum dark red colour.
This wine displays dark red berry aromas. These are perfectly balanced with pepper and spice flavours released by the Mourvèdre component and subtle floralcharacters from the Viognier.
A flavorful palate, with spicy oakcharacters, and a nice long structure. The backbone of ripe tanninswill ensure the longevity of the wine.
Herb-crusted rack of lamb
Up to 15 years