Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Victoria, Australia

$20.00 $14.99
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Item No. 95221
  • red wine
  • WS90
  • W&S90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • JH94
  • 1996
  • WS88
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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.

Critical Acclaim

"Ripe, focused and distinctive for its juicy blackberry, currant and cedary spice flavors, which are nicely framed by fine-grained oak, hinting at earthy notes as the finish lingers impressively. Best from 2009 through 2014"
90 Points

"If you like a little volume to your shiraz without getting blasted, this wine is both generous and restrained. The texture is full and rich, the flavors of dark chocolate and black peppercorn have a little green peppercorn as well, spicy and persistent. For roast game birds with currant-studded stuffing. "
90 Points

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Big Red - Chicago, IL (read all my reviews)

great wine value - excellent balance, a bit of spice (not too strong).
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Style: Smooth & Supple
Definitely wished I'd bought more! This is a complete wine - dark ruby, exciting nose, smooth - but enough weight, and lingering finish.
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Loaf - Denver, CO (read all my reviews)

Style: Earthy & Spicy
This wine is going, in my opinion. Was a great price, and, while it's still drinking 'okay', it has a flat taste and was somewhat musty. That didn't clear after a day in the bottle. It has a good fruit, but is watery and peppered over the fruit. That said, I didn't pour out the bottle as I've done with some wines my relatives have sent from discount wine clubs. Not unhappy, just wouldn't buy more.
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Learn About Taltarni Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Victoria

From stickies to Pinot Noir, Victoria is varied in its wines. The southernmost state of Australia, Victoria is third in wine production, after South Australia and New South Wales. The state is home to Yarra Valley as well as other cool climate growing regions, and yet, it also houses the regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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