14 December, 2020

Tarrawatta Godswalk 2018, 96 points. This is rich and complex with beautifully polished tannins that give energy and form to this, otherwise juicy and fruity red. It’s full and flavorful with plenty of fruit that shows plum, walnut and floral character with some black truffle. Very long. First release. About 1,800 bottles made. A blend of 75% shiraz and 25% cabernet sauvignon. Very drinkable now, but better in 2022.

Tarrawatta Shiraz Ambervale 2018, 93 points. Very attractive aromas of spice, bark, and black truffle to the ripe blue fruit. Full-bodied, layered and rich with lovely density and richness. Firm yet layered tannins. I like the opulence with firmness. Drinkable now, but better in a few years. Try after 2022.

Tarrawatta Grenache Ambervale 2018, 92 points. A rich, lifted nose of dried fruit with flowers and plums and some chocolate and spice. Full and layered with a long, intense finish. Shows freshness and richness at the same time. Juicy cherry. Drink or hold.

Tarrawatta Cabernet Sauvignon Ambervale 2018, 94 points. Loads of black truffles and blackberries with some bark and pine-tree undertones. Some herbs, too. Full-bodied with juicy fruit and medium chewy tannins. Soft and juicy. Try after 2022.

James Suckling, JAMESSUCKLING.COM (December 2020)