1978 Taltarni Cabernet Sauvignon - Australia, Victoria, Pyrenees (7/15/2005)
This was an experience. Mark Horvatich brought this to Haggis' home yesterday for one of his monthly happy hours. Mark said that he bought this a while back for about $50 per case (did I get that right?). It had been stored in someones basement for 15-20 years under less that ideal conditions before he bought it. This was his last bottle that he just recently found. A solid red color without any signs of bricking. This wine was holing up very well. The alcohol was listed as 11-14%. It threw a heavy sediment. Not overly fruity (as expected); but, it exhibited some wonderful secondary flavors of raw meat, provencal herbs and fresh mushroom. Silky texture and very smooth. I actually liked this better than the 1991 Montelena Estate Cab which was poured blind later in the night. 91-92 points.