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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Taltarni Sauvignon Blanc 1998
Taltarni Sauvignon Blanc 1998
(search item no. 6689)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Sauvignon Blanc is filled with the fresh taste of gooseberry, pineapple and citrus. The palate explodes with a range of tropical flavours very unique to the Pyrenees and in particular, Taltarni. With great length and in perfect balance.
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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.