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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
Tintara Shiraz 2006
Tintara Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 99527)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Tintara fruit is 100% McLaren Vale and includes only the best lots from both estate-owned and contracted vineyards. The 70-year-old vineyards provide the dense character and powerful dark fruit aromas. The 2006 vintage is full-bodied and fragrant, with sweet fruit flavors of black currant and plums. Aromas of ripe, dark berry fruits merge with rich overtones of dark chocolate and gingerbread spice. Plush, mouth filling flavors of dark forest fruits, plum and cocoa carried on a balanced structure of fine, juicy tannins that create a rich, persistent finish.
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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.