2015 Topper´s Mountain Tannat
We recently tasted the wine with a French sommelier in a renowned Sydney restaurant & wine bar and he was surprised by how much it reminded him of classic Tannats from Madiran. Now that was a compliment! Deep, but still bright crimson-purple on the rim; it is thickly packed with dark/black fruits, but with surprisingly soft tannins. This wine will age magnificently but it is ready to deliver now.
Region: New England
Alcohol content: 14.0%
RS: 0.54 g/l
TA: 6.2 g/l
Bottle size: 750 ml
Cellaring potential: To 2030. great now but will last and improve in the next five to seven years under suitable cellaring conditions.
Production: Miniscule. 725 bottles.
93 points – Nick Butler, The Real Review, Dec 2019
Deep, dark red colour. An imposing and complex bouquet of raisins and aniseed, black cherries and darkest berries. Mouth-coating when sipped, hitting every corner and laneway of the palate. Tannins are chewy and the finish driven by measured acidity. Built for a medium-rare T-Bone. Very good.
92 points – James Halliday, The Wine Companion, Aug 2019
Crushed and de-stemmed, wild-fermented, matured for 2 years in used French oak. Deep, but still bright crimson-purple on the rim; it is thickly packed with dark/black fruits, but with surprisingly soft tannins, not unlike durif. Will continue to develop calmly.