Tatachilla Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (McLaren Vale, SA)
14.5%, Screwcap, $24
Welcome back from the edge Tatachilla.
With a long and proud history of value wines, it has been very sad to watch your recent decline into wine boredom. If this Cabernet is anything to go by however, it’s nice to have you back.
The positivity comes because this 2010 is easily the least coarse, most vibrant Tatachilla Cabernet in many years. Its still darkly coloured, meaty and blackcurrant jube drenched, the mid palate driving the wine in typical Vale style, yet its also juicy, the tannins less bumbling (though still bulky), the medium to full bodied style a little on the simple side yet still appreciably well built.
Polite clap for Tatachilla.
Score: 17.7/20 92/100+
Would I buy it? Probably not. Would recommend it though.