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.
A big thanks to Taltarni for this free gift. I pulled out my massive Riedel Cab glass specially for the occasion. It was a great companion to a late night I did in the Grand Cru Digital office recently!
Taltarni are based in the Pyrenees region here in Victoria. This Cab underwent malolactic fermentation and spent 18 months in new and seasoned French oak barriques. It retails for $45.
I found it a pretty garnet shade in the glass. Notes of cherries, pencil lead, vanilla spice, sweet tobacco, and juicy cassis rise from the glass. While in the mouth it’s big and bold with red fruits and earthiness + a super long finish. Dish me up a steak please!
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!