This is one of those O.M.G. merlots! You hear people telling the story of when they fell in love with Merlot and this is one of those wines which turns you into a die-hard merlot lover, trust me 😉 A big thank you to the team at Mount Avoca for this beautiful sample. I literally…
I am just going to be honest here. I am not a huge dessert wine drinker. It’s. not something Mr Spittoon and I would typically open on the regular. However we recently went out for dinner and we were asked to bring a dessert wine. We’d just received this sample bottle of the Mount Avoca…
Taltarni Blanc de Blancs 2016 Vintage Tasted on; 11 November 2020 What is Blanc de Blancs? It translates to ‘white of whites’ and means the wine has entirely been made from white grapes. Most likely for sparkling wines you’ll find it’s Chardonnay – but not always.
Even without a flashy label, this wine had me at first whiff. A big thank you to Taltarni Vineyards for sending over this 2018 old vine Shiraz sample before it was even labelled It is now labelled and you can buy it through the Taltarni website.
Say hello to the World’s Greatest Shiraz’ 2020 Winestate Magazine “Category winner for the $40-$45 Winestate World’s Greatest Shiraz & Syrah Challenge 2020”
96 Points in the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion, Gold Medal at the 2019 Royal Adelaide Wine Show and a Gold Medal at the 2019 Rutherglen Wine Show are just some of the accolades this Taltarni Vineyards 2017 Old Vine Estate Shiraz has received Wow!
Steak, beans, sweet potato and red wine. This is my kind of winter meal! A big thanks to Chief Winemaker, Robert Heywood for this free gift to enjoy this winter. This Taltarni Vineyards Pyrenees 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon retails for $40 and was matured in both new and 15% new and seasoned French oak barriques for 14 months.
What’s classed as ‘old vine’? Well in the case of this 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from Taltarni, the vines were planted in the late 1960s. So at least 50 year old vines.
We finally were able to catch up with some family on the weekend in real life instead of just on FaceTime (thanks COVID 🙁 ). Therefore I knew we had to have some extra special to accompany our lunch. The wonderful folks at Taltarni Vineyards here in Victoria sent us this sample bottle (thank you!).