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Taltarni Brut Tache

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They've been at the sparkling wine caper for quite a while have Taltarni and they do it well. This dry, clean and restrained example shows carefully handled yeast richness over a pure, grapefruity palate. Fresh and direct.

Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw in colour with a fine mousse and persistent bead. Taltarni Brut 2008 is a creamy, delicate and refreshing sparkling wine with a lifted bouquet of lemon, honeydew and nougat. The time on yeast lees has given this wine a lovely, textured mid palate and a smooth lingering finish.

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Taltarni Brut Tache

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Taché is one of the first bottles on my list when I’m chasing bargain sparkling rosé. There’s not a dud vintage in the past five years, and the new season is as finely balanced as ever. A pretty, pale salmon hue and aromas of rose petal and wild strawberries anticipate a crisp and refreshing palate with subtly gauged sweetness.
Wine Taste - Edition 53
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
I love Tache, one of the great bargains of the sparkling world, thanks to frequent discounting. The faintest salmon hue and gentle flavours of strawberry hull and citrus, with a light touch of dosage.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
Wouldn’t touch it in a pink fit? I’ve converted many a red-blooded bloke to the wonderful world of pink fizz with this juice. But that’s hardly fair, because Taché (‘stained’) is hardly pink at all. Barely a faint salmon hue, with flavours of subtle strawberry hull (the white bit that joins to the stem).
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Has more red fruit flavours (strawberry) than the Brut, 'stained' (French tache) by the addition of pinot noir dry red wine; good balance and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
A proper grown-up-bottle-fermented chardonnay-pinot noir blend wagering attractive ripe red fruit aromas, sweet spices and floral life against stone fruits and the beginnings of biscuity complexity. The palate is packed with flavour, rich and ripe: the stone fruits dominate here, followed by waves of pinot flavour and assertive acidity that really stretches the fruit impact and red apple aftertaste.
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Fresh, long, fine and creamy, with a lively, nutty bouquet of peach, melon and citrus fruit. Long and lightly toasty, its smooth and elegant palate has a long, persistent core of lively citrus and melon flavour, it's very fruit-driven, with a fine, creamy bead. While there's not much yeast-derived complexity, it's clean, tangy and refreshing.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Pale blush pink; crisp and lively with touches of spice and strawberry; low dosage, long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A very fine, elegant and stylish sparkling wine of restraint and freshness, whose delicate, lightly herbal aromas of peach and citrus fruits reveal pleasingly creamy undertones. It's long, creamy and slightly chalky, delivering vibrant peach, melon and citrusy fruit all the way to its refreshing, quite dry and tangy finish. Generous and restrained, its bead is pleasingly fine and crackly.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Vibrant pink; explosively fragrant berry and cassis; flavour-packed, but not heavy; very good acidity and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Pyrenees, Yarra Valley and Tasmania (ex Clover Hill). The latter two regions give the wine its freshness and vivacity, expressed in the citrus and pear fruit, and its clean, lingering, brisk, finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005

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