Taltarni Old Vine Estate Shiraz 2020


From the original 1960s plantings, wines like this make you wonder why the Pyrenees isn’t more widely known as a premium wine region. Newly released with a few years of age, the wine is showing a lovely balance of black cherries, gorgeous oak spice – nutmeg and cloves, against a background of old school ’Soft Eating Licorice’ and hint of roasted meat and earth. In the mouth there is loads of intensely concentrated, dense, black, dark, juicy fruit. It’s rich and silky with plenty of round, ripe tannins that urge you to buy a few extra for the cellar.