2014 Stars of Tagai Scar Tree Shiraz

Langhorne Creek, SA

Reserve Shiraz. A more balanced and nuanced red from Langhorne Creek.



About The Wine

The 'Scar Tree' Shiraz is named for an ancient gum tree that over looks the vineyard that supplies the grapes for this wine.

This vineyard has been farmed by the Knight family for 120 years, modern day caretaker Viv Knight makes the call on the best fruit each year to make up this reserve bottling.

It's not the out-and-out raw grunty power that Langhorne Creek is known for. It's is a more subtle, balanced and refined wine.

A much more composed Shiraz than typically comes from the region.

Winemaker Viv Knight
Winemaker Viv Knight
Langhorne Creek, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Tagai ‘Scar Tree’ Shiraz is our flagship wine. It is made with a particular style in mind rather than any reliance on a specified vineyard or parcel of fruit. That said, all the fruit comes from the same vineyard.

Every year a selection is made from small batches of wine, made separately, which are blended together to showcase a unique Langhorne Creek style of Shiraz. The wine style is less reliant on power, impact, alcohol and oak. Instead a strong focus is on primary Shiraz fruit flavours using unique nuances in flavour and aroma that each vintage provides.

Aiming for spice and ripeness and most of all complexity. We hope you will agree!

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Viv in the vineyard
Viv in the vineyard
Langhorne Creek, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Red fruit, subtle spicy oak, a hint of mint and sage. Soft feeling bt ripped with tannin. Smooth glide of fruit, both red and black with a firm finish of very good length. Looks like a keeper. The balance of fruit and oak has been judged very well indeed. - Different Drop Wine Team


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