Tatachilla has been a part of McLaren Vale since vines were first planted in the region over 100 years ago.
As Tatachilla’s flagship, Foundation Shiraz represents a commitment to excellence in both viticulture and
winemaking. Selecting the passionately grown grapes from low yielding Shiraz vineyard in Clarendon, Foundation Shiraz epitomizes the richness of superbly ripened McLaren Vale fruit.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
It’s known as one of McLaren Vale’s heavy hitters but truth is walks a pretty sensible line.
Heft of flavour is significant but it’s not out of balance and it feels fresh. This is a very good release. Saltbush, anise, sweet plums and an infusion of chocolatey oak make both a statement, and for an eminent drinkability. Positive impressions throughout. Rating 93+ Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, Drink 2017 - 2028 (MAR/2016)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep crimson red with purple hues.
Lush forest fruits with hints of spice, black pepper and violets.
Bursting with ripe dark berries, cassis and dark chocolate. Firm yet approachable tannin structure frames the wine nicely with flowing length and generosity of flavour.
Foundation Shiraz pairs exceptionally well with slow roasted herb and garlic crusted Lamb rack with a side of crisp potatoes.
This wine has superb ageing potential if carefully cellared.