Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Taltarni 2007 Brut Tache

At the end of the day fizz is all about fun and this captures it all. It features all three champagne grape varieties as well as a doseage of red wine liqueur. This contributes to the colour and the touch of sweetness at13g/l.
Terrific stuff and apparently tache means "stained".

Our Price: $18 per bottle by the doz


Taltarni 2006 Brut

I'll leave it to the website words with just one comment - I can't believe one of my favourite sparklings has been around for 30 years.

"Taltarni is an established household name for sparkling wines in Australia, well renowned for producing sophisticated premium wines of extraordinarily high quality and great value. Its vineyards in the Pyrenees are the source of two very coveted sparklings, Taltarni Brut and Taltarni Brut Taché. Taltarni Brut 2006 is a blend of the three classic sparkling wine varietals РChardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Since the first Taltarni Cuveé Brut was made in 1978, each bottle of Taltarni sparkling wine has been fermented and matured on yeast lees according to traditional methods.

The sparkling base is a blend of both cool climate Victorian and Tasmanian fruit contributing to exquisite length and flavours. Generous and refined, Taltarni Brut 2006 has the same dimension and personality known as Taltarni’s consistent house style for years."

Our Price: $18 per bottle by the doz


Clover Hill 2006


This is Taltarni's Tasmanian "Let's do French". First vintage was 1991 and it was pretty damn good.
And with all the years of practice it's getting even better.
They leave it lurking on lees for 3 years which helps explain both the current release's vintage and the price. It's not a cheap process.

But it works and explains its own individual character. Great stuff.

Our Price: $30 per bottle by the doz

Henschke 2005 Keyneton Estate


It's that Shiraz Cabernet Merlot blend smack bang in the middle of the Henschke pecking order. You know the wine, you know how good our price is.

Our Price: $35 per bottle by the doz