About The Wine
“Nothing says Australian wine like Shiraz. The luscious fruit, chocolatey oak, and powerful tannins of this warming, hug-in-a-glass wine have played a crucial role in cementing Australia’s global wine reputation.” ~Wine Enthusiast.
It is well known that Shiraz is one of Australia's iconic grapes, especially in the Barossa Valley where it is the undisputed king…and Tarrawatta is its kingdom.
Tarrawatta Winery has a privileged location, right at the foot of the beautiful Barossa Mountain range; this area is famous for producing some of the best red wines, not only in the country but in the world.
Since 2017, Tarrawatta has been the property of the same owners as Chateau le Bon Pasteur in Pomerol and Finca Sloan in Napa Valley, this can give you an idea of this winery's indisputable quality standards.
Craig Isbel is the mastermind behind these magnificent and powerful wines, he has worked alongside Nick to create these drinkable pieces of art. Nick Radford is also a figurehead in the Australian wine industry and has worked for wineries such as Penfolds and Hardys.
Tarrawatta Ambervale Shiraz comes from the Ambervale vineyard, a place with an outstanding terroir that is made up of red, rocky soils and has earned its reputation for producing some of the strongest and most structured Shiraz in all of the Barossa Valley.
Aging: 23 months in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads.
Tasting Notes: 100% Shiraz. Impressive hue of deep, vibrant purple. Aromas of black fruits, licorice, coffee bean, and dark chocolate oak. It holds integrity and poise, harmonized by an even acid line and most of all, by a fine, taut frame of impeccable tannins. Pair this wine with BBQ, grilled or roasted beef or lamb, big beefy stews, or strong hard cheeses.
The deep ruby/purple-hued 2019 Shiraz Ambervale is more closed and backward, with promising ripe darker fruits as well as peppery herbs and some gamey, exotic nuances that develop with air. Rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, it has ample structure, good mid-palate depth, and a great finish. This isn't an up-front fruit bomb, and it has real depth and class. Give bottles a solid decant if drinking any time soon, and it's going to have 10-15 years of longevity. It's beautifully done. ~96 Jeb Dunnuck
This is very varietal with dark berries, sweet tobacco, crushed stones and spice. Full-bodied with integrated tannins that are long and creamy. Wet earth and dark berries at the end. Lovely finish. Juicy and delicate. Drink or hold. ~95 James Suckling
The 2019 Ambervale Shiraz is a peculiar wine, but I like peculiar: it makes me think. The tannins are a real highlight; they have a pumice stone/pulverized character, and really draw the dark purple/gray fruit characters over the tongue and through into the long finish. It's midnight dark in the glass and resiny and dark in its soul, but it's detailed and focused too. Black tea, blackberry/raspberry seeds, fennel, dark cocoa and graphite. Good. Structure over fruit. ~93 Robert Parker
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