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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Taltarni Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Taltarni Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 96749)

PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep magenta in color with aromas of cassis and cigar box, balanced by elegant mocha notes. On the palate, the wine displays classic varietal characteristics of black currant and violets, rounded out by rich, soft tannins. The finish is long and complex, complemented by subtle French oak.
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About Taltarni:

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 initial plantings of Bordeaux varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Soon after, Taltarni extended its plantings with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay. The Goelet family also sources Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Taltarni has built its reputation on elegant sparkling wines that are crafted using methode traditionale techniques, as wells as producing exceptional red and white wines. The distinctive labels, featuring a 17th century cartouche, represent the attention to detail and the French elegance and finesses that are hallmarks of all Taltarni wines.