97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
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Tarrahill Our winemaking philosophy is simple: grow the best fruit in a healthy vineyard, pick the grapes at their best and minimise intervention in the winemaking process. The objective is to let the quality of the grapes be displayed in the wine.
The wine is certainly powerful, but it can be enjoyed now without it being infanticide (of the wine, not your grandchildren!)
“Estate-grown, destemmed and crushed, fermented in closed tanks, matured in French oak (30% new) for 12 months. The inky depths of the colour, of the smoking bouquet, the endless layers of the omnibus of black fruits, licorice, the voluminous but soft folds of tannins are exceptional. You need to give it a bare minimum of 20 years to lose its puppy fat, another decade its adolescence and then you will have 30 years to enjoy the mature wine that awaits. Buy some for your grand or god children, and hope to nick a glass when they aren’t looking. Drink by 2078” – 97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday