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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz 2004
Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 95221)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $13.99

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
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion 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:

Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz was first made in 1977. The 2004 vintage marks one of the best seasons in the Pyrenees. An auspicious wine, Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz has made a lasting mark on the local and international wine scene with numerous medals from the wine show circuit over the past 20 years.

Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz 2004 exemplifies the Pyrenees regional benchmark style, sourced from mature and carefully nurtured shiraz vines from Taltarni's Estate. A selection of fruit for this wine is from an old Shiraz clone planted in 1864.

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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.