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Tscharke Girl Talk Savagnin

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Perhaps Australia's most famous Savagnin (nee Albarino, but let's not get started on that story) this makes a mark with it's texture - that extra filip of richness that makes this more generous and interesting than so many other whites.

Winemaker's Notes

This was a cool and moderate vintage, and as such the Girl Talk is a true reflection of site and vintage conditions. The wine displays wet pebble and young pear and granny smith apple fruit notes with an underlying cinnamon spice. The wine has terrific structure similar to riesling, a leaner more elegant style than the 2010. A vintage that will reward cellaring.

Colour: Pale straw,green hue

Aroma: Wet pebble, mineral with crisp stone fruit notes

Palate: Structured white wine with wet stone pear and young granny smith apple

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Tscharke Girl Talk Savagnin

Expert Reviews

Campbell Mattinson (2011 Vintage) says
Tscharke's Girl Talk white started out with a production of only 100 cases and while they now produce ten times that, it's still made in modest quantity. It might be Savagnin and not Albarino, but whatever you call it - this 2011 release is a cracker.

This should be on your buying radar. The price, the flavour, the quality - it ticks all the right boxes. It tastes of honeysuckle and brine, citrus and spice. It has a sweet perfume to it, but finishes dry and long. It will become an even better drink over the next six months. Great intensity, great length, more than enough complexity - you can't ask for much more from a young white.
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A great 2011 savagnin here, showing ripe lemon and stone fruits on the nose - really pure and quite concentrated, and the ripeness seems spot-on. The palate's smooth and juicy, also delivering lemon citrus and white peach. A really bright, juicy and utterly drinkable dry white. This is a standout!
The Good Wine Guide
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Finally, I judged one of he "other white" classes and came up with by far the best Savagnin I have tasted: the '11 Tscharke Girl Talk (Barossa), full of flavour and with excellent texture. This variety is here to stay.
The Weekend Australia Magazine, Sept 2011
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
With a name like Girl Talk, who cares if it's Savagnin or Albari–o? This zesty, textural, refreshing Barossa white is laced with flavours of nashi pear, honeydew and mandarin.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This well-made and well-priced Savagnin has fresh citrus and lemon blossom on the nose, sweet fresh herbs and white musk - compelling stuff. The palate's chalky and delicate, with a mix of melon, stone fruits and even tinges of pineapple flavour -compact and crisp, finishes fresh. Hints of green almond to close.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Considerable depth to the bright green-gold colour; there is equally positive and fragrant fruit on the bouquet, and flavours on the palate reminiscent of custard apple with a dressing of citrus
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Very pale straw-green; clean, crisp and light lemon/mineral notes; fresh finish. Said to be the first Albarino in Australia. A Spanish variety more correctly spelt 'alvarinho'. A tribute to Damien Tscharke's '4 beautiful sisters'.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006

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