Tal­i­jan­cich holds the fort for WA wines

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Wine -

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.

With John Jens

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