Taltarni Three Monks Cabernet Merlot 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Victoria, Australia

$16.29
Item No. 90558
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST87
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Three Monks 2005 characterizes Taltarni's distinctive style of opulent flavors, structure and cellaring ability.

Deep black cherry in color.

The nose holds an alluring assortment of uplifted black cherries, dark berry fruits, scorched almonds, coffee, tobacco leaves and licorice allsorts.

On the palate, this is a well-structured wine with layers of plump plum and blackberry fruits combined with a mix of savory spices, subtle herbs and firm, dusty tannins.

The explosion of rich fruit flavors in Taltarni's Three Monks 2005 makes it ideal for immediate enjoyment, although it also offers the complexity and structure to age gracefully. A perfect accompaniment to a veal ragout.

Critical Acclaim

"Inky purple. Youthfully grapey aroma, with dark chocolate, herb and tobacco accents. Firm red fruit flavors are complicated by succulent herbs and bitter espresso, finishing with chewy and persistent. Not a fruit bomb by any stretch."
87 Points

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 Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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