Taltarni 2001 Shiraz from Pyrenees in Victoria – 14.5% alcohol, 18 months in French and American oak.

The colour is deep cherry with a nose that is earthy and spicy with dark fruit and berries.

The tannins are now in balance but are still evident. This a smooth mouth-filling wine with a long finish. The spice lingers on the palate long after the wine has been swallowed.

This is a wine with backbone that should continue to cellar well for some years!