Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz 2007

Syrah/Shiraz from Victoria, Australia

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Item No. 107798
  • JH89
  • WE88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • JH94
  • 1996
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

A vibrant plum red colour, this wine has an elegant nose of spice, pepper and blackberries typical of Shiraz from this region. These flavours continue on the long, full palate where they are complimented by firm, fine tannins and spicy French oak characters. Very appealing to drink now but built to cellar with confidence for at least ten years.

Critical Acclaim

"Healthy red-purple; a fragrant spicy red fruit bouquet is followed by a palate with a high level of tannin reminiscent of years gone by; needs more fruit depth to convincingly carry the tannins. "
89 Points

"A decent value in Aussie Shiraz, this is medium-bodied, rather restrained rendering of the grape, with dark fruit flavors and hints of coffee, smoke, molasses and cracked pepper. Tannins are firm, so give it another couple of years and drink 2013-2018."
88 Points

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Rating:
(8/22/2012)
Excellent!
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Rating:
(6/4/2013)
This was a so so wine and honestly not a big fan of Syrah.
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Rating:
(1/30/2013)
Good, reasonably rated but a bit pricey.
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Learn About Taltarni Map ItMap It

Established in 1969, Taltarni was one of the founding wineries in the iron-rich Pyrenees wine region in Victoria. John Goelet, a direct descendant of the Guestier wine merchant family of Bordeaux, discovered the Taltarni Vineyard through a worldwide search for a site comparable to the great vineyards of Bordeaux. From the outset, Taltarni has a strong French influence with the...

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Learn About Victoria

From stickies to Pinot Noir, Victoria is varied in its wines. The southernmost state of Australia, Victoria is third in wine production, after South Australia and New South Wales. The state is home to Yarra Valley as well as other cool climate growing regions, and yet, it also houses the regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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