Tatachilla – Shiraz (Reserve) 2008

This drop hailing from the McLaren Vale this is an interesting wine at the price point. (Currently available at 12.90 when purchasing 6 wines from Dan Murphy’s).

Nose: This is nice and brooding, rather dark. Spicy, a little star anise and vanilla. It’s fantastic and seems to evolve in the glass, my favorite aspect of this wine.

Palate: Nice grippy tannins that kick in right in the mid palate. However the only fault I can pick with it, it seems to leave a big hole at the back palate right at the end. The edge of my tongue and cheeks are still possessed with the tannins, but the area up the back is just empty.

I wonder how this one will age, I suspect the hole may fill in a bit with a few more years. Definitely worth a look even in the $15-20 price range.

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