Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz was first made in 1977. The 2004 vintage marks one of the best seasons in the Pyrenees. An auspicious wine, Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz has made a lasting mark on the local and international wine scene with numerous medals from the wine show circuit over the past 20 years.
Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz 2004 exemplifies the Pyrenees regional benchmark style, sourced from mature and carefully nurtured shiraz vines from Taltarni's Estate. A selection of fruit for this wine is from an old Shiraz clone planted in 1864.
"Ripe, focused and distinctive for its juicy blackberry, currant and cedary spice flavors, which are nicely framed by fine-grained oak, hinting at earthy notes as the finish lingers impressively. Best from 2009 through 2014"
"If you like a little volume to your shiraz without getting blasted, this wine is both generous and restrained. The texture is full and rich, the flavors of dark chocolate and black peppercorn have a little green peppercorn as well, spicy and persistent. For roast game birds with currant-studded stuffing.
Wine & Spirits
great wine value - excellent balance, a bit of spice (not too strong).
Smooth & Supple
Definitely wished I'd bought more! This is a complete wine - dark ruby, exciting nose, smooth - but enough weight, and lingering finish.
Earthy & Spicy
This wine is going, in my opinion. Was a great price, and, while it's still drinking 'okay', it has a flat taste and was somewhat musty. That didn't clear after a day in the bottle. It has a good fruit, but is watery and peppered over the fruit. That said, I didn't pour out the bottle as I've done with some wines my relatives have sent from discount wine clubs. Not unhappy, just wouldn't buy more.