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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Taltarni Heathcote Shiraz 2003
Taltarni Heathcote Shiraz 2003
(search item no. 85339)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With a deep purple hue and crimson edges, the 2003 Taltarni Heathcote Shiraz delivers a concentrated bouquet of plums and ripe raspberries, black pepper, coconut and vanilla. Powerful flavors of rich plums and blueberries are balanced by vanilla and chocolate overtones, with a touch of iodine character only found in Heathcote.
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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.