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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Tintara Shiraz 2005
Tintara Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 93343)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Break this out on Valentines Day and it will scotch any chocolate craving. Leave it in a decanter for a few hours, and the wine gains dimensions beyond those rich tannins, adding layers of fruity mushroom and pipe tobacoo scents... A great buy."
-Wines & Spirits

"Complete with retro label, archetypal McLaren Vale style except possibly for moderate alcohol; good entry and mid-palate, but picks up pace and thrust on a deliciously spiced finish and aftertaste."
-James Halliday

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About Tintara:

Founded in 1862, Tintara remains a testament to quality winemaking, combining age-old methods with new-age technology. The first vines were planted by Dr Alexander Kelly, and in 1863 the first Tintara winery was established at "Upper Tintara". Built against the rolling hills that foot the Mount Lofty Ranges, its ingenious sloping design allowed the labor intensive work to be achieved with the assistance of gravity, which also meant gentler handling of the juice.

In 1878, the Tintara winery and its gravity flow techniques moved to the Old Mortlock Flour Mill in the heart of McLaren Vale, where it remains today. In fact, to this day they use the very same rare basket presses and original slate open fermenting tanks as used in the 19th century. Tintara is a rarity in every sense.