REVIEW FROM JEB DUNNUCK, MARCH 2021

7 April, 2021

2018 Tarrawatta Godswalk, 96 points. The flagship 2018 Godswalk is a selection of the best barrels and in 2018 is two-thirds Shiraz and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon. Beautiful jammy blackberries and hints of blueberries as well as tobacco, cedary herbs, and chocolate emerge from the glass, and it’s full-bodied, with layered, seamless texture, sweet tannins, and both richness and freshness. This thrilling Eden Valley blend can be drunk today or cellared for 10-12 years.

2018 Tarrawatta Shiraz Ambervale, 95 points. I loved the 2018 Shiraz Ambervale. This is classic Shiraz done with elegance and purity as well as richness. Lots of ripe blackberry fruits, chocolate, mint, damp earth, and violet notes define the bouquet, and it’s full-bodied and brilliantly balanced, with ripe tannins and notable freshness. It’s a gem of a wine to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years.

2018 Tarrawatta Cabernet Sauvignon Ambervale, 94 points. The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Ambervale has plenty of classic Cabernet current and cassis fruits as well as a complex underbelly of cedarwood, forest floor, tobacco, and violets. These all carry to a medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with beautiful purity of fruit, ripe and certainly present tannins, and a solid spine of acidity that’s going to keep this evolving nicely for 10-15 years.

2018 Tarrawatta Grenache Ambervale, 95 points. Black raspberries, framboise, cassis, herbs de Provence, and mint emerge from the 2018 Grenache Ambervale, rich, sexy, yet also seamless and elegant Grenache with full-bodied richness, ripe, polished tannins, and a great finish. It’s another gorgeous, complex, satisfying Grenache with loads to love. Drink it over the coming 8-10 years.