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Taltarni T Series Shiraz

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There’s a French connection with Taltarni as the founder John Goelet was originally from a Bordeaux wine family. He stumbled across the Pyrenees region noticing its climate and soils as sharing a resemblance to Bordeaux. Today the Taltarni name is associated with top quality wines with a French accent. The T-Series offer everyday drinking in a fruit driven approachable style. Blackberry, plum and licorice make for an enticing nose before the plum saturates the well-structured palate. The balance is good, and the tannins soft ensuring this red is a reliable barbecue wine.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is an attractive, deep plum colour and displays great blackberry, plum, licorice and chocolate notes on the nose. The palate is well structured with nice soft tannins and plumy fruit flavours.

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Taltarni T Series Shiraz

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2013
87
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
When you tire of drinking big brand, single-digit price wines, here's the place to step up. Fresh raspberry and blackberry fruit with a nice shake of pepper and spice to keep things engaging, finishing with fine-grained tannins. Well made, nice balance, easy drinking and better length than you'd expect.
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
2014
Australian Wine Companion 2012
89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
Tyson Stelzer (2006 Vintage) says
Bottle-aged wines as impressive as this don't tend to come at this price. Time in the cellar has softened the tannins and integrated its plum, dark berry, prune, mixed spice and pepper flavours with its supportive dark chocolate oak. The result is plush and mellow with lingering fruit sweetness.
91
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; plenty of blackberry and earth fruit; good tannin structure, controlled oak. Better value than many others in the range. Pyrenees/Heathcote.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
This blend of Pyrenees and Heathcote fruit is brimming with ripe blackberries and really bright attractive primary characters. The palate is fresh and lively too, riding on perky acidity, easygoing tannins and juicy fruit texture, a little regional mint and caramel oak through the finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (2005 Vintage) says
T Series is a Taltarni for beginners. We say this because if the power and earthiness of the big Taltarni reds is a bit much for you, then throttle back a touch and let this wine be your guide to this famous estate. Having said this, you are still getting Taltarni class at bargain price, so dive into the depths of prune and cracked pepper, in the knowledge that a well-trained lifeguard is on standby in case of any difficulties. Remember to breathe, too – you and the wine!
Taste Food and Wine Guide 2009
WINESTATE (2005 Vintage) says
Caramelised and porty nose with hints of candied orange peel. The palate tastes of boysenberry ice cream!
Winestate 20082009

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