Pepper Tree Tallavera Shiraz
Vintage 2011 has elevated Pepper Tree to a coveted position among the Hunter’s finest names in shiraz, and I have been awaiting this release eagerly since first tasting it in early September. Jim Chatto describes Tallavera as his “attack on Tyrrells.” This is no brash affront; it’s set apart this year by grace and elegance, a wine assembled with sensitivity and finesse, with soft, supple, textural feel, yet confident, crafted structure. Refined black cherry and red berry fruits and black pepper coast seamlessly atop tangy acidity and soft, silky tannins.
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