OF PERFECTION CONTINUES.
Located in Heathcote, Victoria Tatiarra occupies a unique parcel of Cambrian soil in which Shiraz vines thrive, producing fruit of incomparable quality and wines of matchless character. The wines are perfectly balanced possessing tremendous exuberance and are capable of long term cellar development. They continue to impress wine lovers around the world, not only for their exceptional power but also for their consistency.
"The Victorian outpost of Barossa, Tatiarra is one of the most exciting operations in Heathcote."
Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate
2014 Tatiarra Caravan of Dreams Shiraz Pressings – 95 points
2014 Tatiarra Culled Barrel Shiraz – 93 points
2014 VINTAGE REPORT
Mother Nature was in a foul mood this year and as a result a large number of vineyards in the Heathcote region suffered badly. This was dictated by what happened on October 16th last year when frost hit vineyards just beginning to flower – the all important precursor to grapes. It has been a hard year with a lot of uneven ripening, and sunburnt fruit has been an issue with temperatures in the mid 40s creating havoc in many Heathcote vineyards. Crops are down as much as 60-70%. Winemakers have mixed emotions over the potential of the 2014 harvest. On the one hand, quality is up, but on the other hand, quantity is down.
The good news is that Tatiarra has come through all these conditions unscathed. Mike Conroy – our new vineyard manager (Bob Wilson retired in 2013) has brought in a perfect vintage. Full marks go out to Mike who has handled these extreme conditions to bring in his first vintage. Mike had been assistant to Bob for the last couple of years and has been fortunate to have had the experience of Bob as his mentor.
Approximately 78 tonnes of fruit was brought in with an average baume of 15.12. This is Tatiarra’s largest crop to date and Ben Riggs has been impressed with the quality of the fruit. A great vintage all round!
JAMES HALLIDAY RATES 2010 TATIARRA CULLED BARREL SHIRAZ 92 POINTS2010 Domaines Tatiarra Culled Barrel Heathcote Shiraz
Uninspiring colour turns out to be irrelevant, for the wine has plenty of blackberry, licorice and spice fruit supported by ripe tannins and good oak. Ben Riggs' skills to the fore. Drink by 2025
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion
This is a powerful but fresh shiraz, in which slightly toasty oak adds to the bouquet. The fresh palate is substantial but supple. Give this wine a couple of years to soften.1 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Average score of 4 judges: 17.63/20
This is a rich, ripe shiraz showing strong blackberry characteristics. The palate is firm, but balanced, and is packed with vibrant shiraz flavour. Cellaring 3-5 years is essential to see the best of this shiraz. Excellent Value. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Average score of 4 judges: 16.88/20