Shiraz McLaren South Australia
Vines were planted at Tatachilla in 1887, today they lie scattered amongst the sloping hills and tapered basin of the McLaren Vale. The abundant variety of soils encourage a kaleidoscope of flavours, whilst the cooling ocean air and rolling gully winds cool the sun warmed grapes, allowing them to reach their full flavour potential without over ripening. A solid McLaren Vale Shiraz by one of the region's elder estates, seamless with a profound depth of flavour over chocolate velvet tannins, to be opened an hour beforehand and served alongside lamb, duck or ripe, piquant cheese.
An enduring regional classic, which exudes the intensity and genteel graces that have become synonymous with McLaren Vale Shiraz. Tatachilla assembles the pick of harvest from fruit grown to mature vineyards at the heart of McLaren Vale township, from the eminent Blewitt Springs appellation and from Tatachilla’s own Clarendon Vineyard. Lighter crop yields and lower vine stress delivers very intense flavours. Shiraz is fermented in small eight tonnes vats for ten days. Traditional pumpovers, rack and retuns extract the most from skins. Tatachilla is matured in a combination of new and prior use French oak barrels, adding complexity whilst maintaining intensity of fruit.
Deep red with purple hues. Blackberry underlining mulberry, cinnamon and coffee aromas. Great vibrant cassis and blackberry flavours intertwined with cacao aromas. The tannic structure is powerful and persistent. Tatachilla displays great palate length, exuding dark chocolate and spice. Take Tatachilla out for a dining date, preferably alongside charred beef or peppered game.