Talijancich holds the fort for WA wines
day, masked, was the Lamont’s Swan Valley Muscat.
It had extraordinary colour and was limpid, deep, clean and bright.
The dark olive/khaki edges indicate older material and it is huge, rich, viscous, seamless and long, with a wonderful dry finish and aftertaste.
Marvellous at 19 points and $30 for 375ml.
Tawny labels included Morris, De Bortoli, Angoves and Penfolds.
The lone West Australian was the Talijancich 30-year-old Rare Tawny (Blend 2), using oldest material from 1959.
This was my highest pointed here against some very expensive wines.
It is clean, subtle, all in place, full, soft, rich, sweet, long and textured.
It has a lovely finish and aftertaste, is balanced, creamy and satiating with enormous length.
It is my idea of a classic tawny summed up by one of WA’s finest fortified producers, 18.7 points and $70 for 500ml.
Talijancich’s Julian James 1974 Pedro Solera Blend 3 received an equal highest 19 points score.
James Talijancich from Talijancich wines.