Epitomizes in many ways the emerging Barossa style, marrying huge fruit and creamy tannins with more restrained oak use. Licorice and peppery spice lead the way, backed by notes of plum, cola and even roasted meat. Lush and long on the finish. Drink now-2020.
Whereas the 2005 Tappa Pass was accessible upon release, the 2006 is somewhat closed, with hints of asphalt dampening the floral and mocha aromas. It’s a medium to full-bodied Shiraz loaded with complex notes of blackberry, coffee and roasted meat, followed up with firm tannins and acids, suggesting at least 3–4 years of cellaring. Drink 2015–2025.