Taltarni Three Monks Cabernet Merlot 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Victoria, Australia

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Item No. 101170
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WE90
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

Grapes for the Taltarni Three Monks Cabernet Merlot 2006 were sourced entirely from Taltarni's Pyrenees vineyard. 2006 was a dry, warm vintage with lower yields producing ripe, concentrated fruit that was harvested two weeks earlier than expected. Cabernet and Merlot are classic blending partners with the Cabernet providing length and structure and the Merlot adding softness and midpalate weight. A small amount of Petit Verdot has been included for added richness and texture.

Critical Acclaim

"Editor's Choice."
90 Points

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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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