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Tatachilla Keystone Red Blend

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Tatachilla Keystone Red Blend

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James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Hard to resist the charms of a carefree wine such as this, with a charge of fresh, spicy fruit and the typical viognier lift.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Subtle fragrances of blue fruits and violets, with a full, fleshy palate thats soft in the mouth, rich with flavour and showing good use of oak.
Winestate 20082009
WINESTATE (2005 Vintage) says
Mature nose with an olive edge and a mature, flavoursome palate thats holding up well.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Deep purple-red; the viognier immediately announces its presence in a medium-bodied wine with a complex, rich and satisfying cascade of black fruits; good balance and finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
94
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Rich and round; a very attractive amalgam of dark cherry, blackberry and chocolate, with the Viognier lift not excessive; very good for the vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
92
Ken Gargett (2003 Vintage) says
Teaming shiraz with the white variety viognier to make full-bodied reds like this is about as fashionable right now as blending sass with bide. And despite having two of my least favourite words EVER on the labelÑ they would be 'innovative' and 'contemporary'Ñthis is a wonderful forward-looking modern wine. Boom-boom. Made by the bloke (?) with the best name in the businessÑ Fanchon Ferrandi!
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2006 2006
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied; savoury, spicy notes; some jam/confit grenache varietal character; fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
88
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Honest, flavoursome and uncomplicated, with a sweet, slightly cooked and jammy aroma of plums and raspberries with spicy undertones. Its forward, licorice-like expression of plum, raspberry and blueberry flavours is wrapped in soft tannins but loses freshness and brightness towards the finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
85
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; a vibrant bouquet with strong varietal cherry jam aromas is repeated on the palate, where Grenache seems to do almost all the work; typically soft tannins to close.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
89
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
A pretty, easy-drinking, soft and medium-weight red with genuine varietal qualities. It's spicy, floral and fragrant, and its confection-like presentation of raspberry, blueberry and maraschino cherry fruit is partnered by soft tannins and fresh acidity. Attractively spicy, with suggestions of licorice and cloves, it's just fractionally too cooked and jammy for higher points.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
87
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2001 Vintage) says
Now part of the Lion Nathan group but still under the stewardship of winemaker Michael Fragos, Tatachilla continues to make some delightfully quaffable wines. This is sourced from the McLaren Vale with its grenache (70 per cent of the blend) coming from 40- to 60-year-old vineyards. The 2001 Keystone is approachable now with some red berry aromas and soft, lively, juicy, red cherry and dark plum flavours. There is a scarcely perceptible firmness on the finish which means it could be aged for a few years.
Quaff 2004 2003

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