Trophy for Best Red Under $25 & Gold Medal Great Australian Red Showcase
Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Langhorne McLaren South Australia
Partners is named for the founders who established the winemaking operation in 1903. An important part of the Penfolds vineyard portfolio until the 1960s, Tatachilla is now source of fruit for the nation's most prestigious brands. Fully ripe harvests of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are assembled into a smooth, early drinking table red that's ripe with the richness of chocolatey plum flavours and fragrant blackberry spice, its sleek velvet tannins and polished background oak, bringing the wine to a long, savoury drying finish.
Tatachilla's vineyards are scattered amongst the sloping hills and tapered basin of McLaren Vale. Cabernet and Shiraz are the backbone of the range of silky textured wines. Tatachilla's wide expanse of vineyards and mesoclimates encourage a kaleidoscope of flavours, the pick of harvests are retained each vintage for bottling under the estate label. Even in average years, the quality of fruit must be of the highest order. The highly auspicious terroirs and clime of Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale, stimulate the vines to yield parcels of the most intensely flavoured fruit. After crushing, components are separately vinified, treated to completion of malolactic and matured in a selection of finely coopered oak.
Deep red with purple hues. Liquorice and spice aromas. Bursting with fresh blackberry and blackcurrant flavours on the front palate, with solid tannins providing the wine with good length and a smooth finish. Well matched to wood fire oven pizza, glazed BBQ ribs or spicy Italian pasta dishes. An early drinking, fruit driven style to enjoy right now.