Taltarni Heathcote Shiraz 2004

88 points

Heathcote, Victoria, Australia. 14% screwcap

Surprisingly drinkable for a young, and big, wine. The French oak handling has a substantial effect I think, smoothness without lots of oak flavours. And the alcohol helps too, it’s a ripe wine and smooth, but the alcohol is not too obvious or obtrusive. There is a roasted even nut-like quality about this wine, like a low acid Cote Rotie. Good with food. Not cheap though, acceptable value.

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