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Date Printed: 12/29/2014
Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz 2003
Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz 2003
(search item no. 84209)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2001 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A new label for Taltarni and an excellent debut wine. Deep purple-red colour, ripe plum fruit well integrated with toasty, coconutty oak, and serious depth of blackberry and plum flavours in the mix. Good tannin backbone and length: a stand-out.
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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.