Taltarni Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Pyrenees, Vic)
14%, Cork, $39.95
Long regal cork, long regal bottle and long regal style. These Taltarni reds are unashamedly old school and built primarily to stay in the cellar for a while.
This 2009 was from the last of the Pyrenees drought years and carries the esters and liqueur edges to prove it. Still, the core of dark blackberry fruit, deep-set slightly resinous oak and warm currants over raspy tannins has this all setup for the future.
Right now this is hardly the most easy wine to like, yet you can’t help but admire the walls of power and extract, with length a go-go.
Score: 17/20 90/100++
Would I buy it? At an auction, as a ten year old, maybe yes.