Thursday, July 22, 2010

Red Blend, Tantalus 05'

Naked Wine Review 5
Wine: Shiraz/Cabernet/Malbec/Merlot
Vintage: 05'
Producer: Elderton Tantalus
Region: Australia>Barossa Valley
Price: 8.00
Date tasted: 3/8/08
Place tasted: On the right side of my bed.
Served with: A naked guy named Robert, not Bob, to my left. Nice guy, brought me a Posh Chocolate raspberry tart and fresh blueberries.
Appearance: Dark red with deep ruby reflections
Taste: Complex contrasts w/cherry n' vanilla spice lightly touching oak
Bouquet: Gentle and inviting wisps of iris greeting your snoot through the open summer window of a forgotten mountain cabin.
Balance: Nice body, more of a runner than a weight lifter. Perfect blend of dark/light tone. If this wine could sing, it would boast an impressive four octaves.
Comments: Displays multi textured nuances challenging the palate and inspiring it to contemplate the ultimate dynamism of the unified vineyard. Finishes with a warm velvety albeit cliche lip-lock before vanishing just a little too soon into the night.

Rating: 3 tipsys