85 points

Talagandra 2001 Chardonnay (Australia)

Pure sweet fruit stars in this show. Peaches and pears, mainly, with just a hint of vanilla and toast. Some clove and butter notes sneak in on the finish. It’s a light, fruity wine to drink over the next few months.

 — J.C.   Published 9/10/2002
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83 points

Talagandra 2000 Canberra District Shiraz (Australia)

Aromas of sarsaparilla soda and dill hardly qualify as ordinary. Then the flavors don’t much match the bouquet; they are tangy and sharp, veering toward cherry and sugared citrus rind. Below the surface there is some quality cherry fruit, but overall it seems to lack plushness. —M.S.

 — M.S.   Published 2/1/2003