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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Taltarni Cephas 2002
Taltarni Cephas 2002
(search item no. 88102)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $37.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The very pinnacle of Taltarni wines, Cephas epitomises our philosophy of making superb red wines. It combines the two grape varieties that Taltarni is world renowned for; Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Shiraz brings body and rich plumpness whilst cabernet sauvignon adds structure, length and the finest of silky smooth tannins.

Taltarni Cephas is the ultimate conversation wine; the type you'd want to pour indefinitely while enjoying great company, great conversation and a platter of ripe Australian cheeses. Also enjoyed with food, it will compliment equally well a traditional roast beef, slow-cooked lamb ‘hotpot' with winter vegetables or a dish of contemporary new-Asian cuisine such as a star-anise beef salad.

Blend: 70% Shiraz, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Pyrenees, Victoria

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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.