Back of the Cellar, Part 3

Taltarni “Special Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon 1992: purchased a long time ago (almost 15 years) on the basis of an article that promised me many rewards for patience with this age-worthy Cabernet from the Pyrenees region in Victoria. The cork was extracted whole, and seemed in pretty good shape. A smokey and sweaty nose, though the latter tempered with time. Black fruits. Confronting palate; it still has an immense tannic spine, and for that matter, tannic sternum, clavicle, scapula and manubrium. An iron filing dryness, and not a lot of fruity goodness. Pretty good length, but it is a dry leafy length. Nicer nose than palate. 82-84 points. Drinkable, yes. Enjoyable, not really. 12.7% abv.

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9 Responses to Back of the Cellar, Part 3

  1. Wizz says:

    Wow the back of your cellar really is deep.

  2. Michel says:

    Taltarni specialise in tannins- like the famous 97 dalwhinnie cab….

  3. Lincoln says:

    I built a small house out of Dalwhinnie Cabernets from the 90’s….

  4. Wizz says:

    You could have built a small house out of selling all your Dalwinnies from the 90’s too…

  5. Lincoln says:

    Very small. They were worthless.

  6. Michel says:

    Ok random thought- we each go into each others cellars and find something double blind for an offline….
    Just dont touch my single bottle of blah blah

  7. Wizz says:

    I would require a disclaimer and personal injury waiver for anyone going into my cellar.

    And also for anyone picking out the ridiculously rare trockenbeerenauslesen based on what I would do to them.

  8. Michel says:

    I wouldnt pick riesling- red for me- that magnum of musigny….

  9. Wizz says:

    Yes yes, I have heaps of those too.

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