2006 Tatiarra Caravan of Dreams Shiraz.
To put it bluntly, I found the 2006 Tatiarra Caravan of Dreams to be terribly disappointing. In essence and crudely put, it was as closed as a nun’s twot – offering up nothing, except for a strong very odd taste reminiscent of tequila. Admittingly we’d had a very strong Margarita, but this was finished 30 minutes prior, and we’d had some food in the meantime…so we really shouldn’t be still having aftertastes of tequila, surely not!
This wine literally offered nothing but graphite and slate and that aforementioned tequila. The wine was decanted for about before pouring, and it just didn’t budge. Maybe I didn’t understand this wine enough, but I will point out that I went back to my parent’s place 3 days later to help around the house, and decided to taste test the remaining contents left sitting on the kitchen bench. It had changed considerably for the better…finally there was some fruit. In the end though, still not an amazing wine. It looks as if this wine will age at a glacial pace, but the end result will still be that of a better than average wine whenever that time in the distant future is – though in my opinion, the wait won’t reap the rewards.
Obviously with such a poor review – this wine is not available for purchase, however it must be mentioned, that even with bad wines there is always something one can learn, so not an entirely wasted exercise.
Click HERE to read the 1st post in the series for wines tasted for Xmas.
Click HERE to read the 2nd post in the series for wines tasted for Xmas.
Click HERE to read the 3rd post in the series for wines tasted for Xmas.
Click HERE to read the 4th post in the series for wines tasted for Xmas.
Click HERE to read the 5th post in the series for wines tasted for Xmas.