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Date Printed: 4/26/2015
Taltarni Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Taltarni Sauvignon Blanc 2005
(search item no. 88280)
screw cap wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/26/2015: $12.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Taltarni Sauvignon Blanc 2005 is an outstanding combination of vibrant tropical fruit, citrus and gooseberries characters with a refreshingly crisp finish. Sealed under screwcap to ensure it retains absolute freshness to the very last drop. A personality packed wine – full of pizazz!

The 2005 vintage is bursting with a mix of fresh fruit salad aromas of passionfruit, lychee and grapefruit and hints of green pea and lime. Scrumptious powerful palate, with zesty lime sorbet, passionfruit and honeydew melon flavours. Well-balanced, terrific intensity with a lingering tantalizing finish.

Best in its youth, the Taltarni Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect spring and summer sipper. Serve chilled and enjoy as an aperitif or with fresh oysters, prawns or asparagus wrapped in smoked salmon and marinated goat's cheese.

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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.