2014 Tatachilla Foundation Shiraz

I don’t know about you but I get frustrated when a wine teases you about its future, but it’s worse when it teases you about its ‘now’!  This one does exactly that and, I’m not saying it’s the case but, it’s almost like the winemaker has done it deliberately because I kept going back to it to try and delve into its intriguing complexities.

Inky and dense. That’s it.  I honestly don’t know how else to describe the colour.

It’s pretty full on, beautifully rich, but I’m guessing that’s what was intended.  This is a quality wine so nothing would have been spared in its creation.  It has ‘black-as-the-ace-of-spades’ fruit but gentle on the delivery.  Plums pull it back a bit and provide some fruit balance (that sounds odd so try it and you’ll know what I mean).  Creamy oak makes it pretty slippery, lush and very moreish.

If there is one thing I did notice, the tannins still need to integrate.  They are a bit intrusive at the moment but, coupled with the quality fruit, it tells me it has a bright future.  The other option if you can’t put it away, decant it and offer up some protein (like I did).  A match made in my little piece of heaven.


Region: McLaren Vale     Price: $57     Source: Swap


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