About This Wine
Products of passion are always superior to those that we simply manufacture.
Consider a homemade, hand-made quilt. Or the amazing meatloaf that your mom made. Or the artistry of a long case clock. Robert Oatley was a clockmaker in the early 19th century, and when one of his remaining two dozen clocks goes up for auction, it commands upwards of $500,000.
Today, Bob Oatley honors the memory of his great great grandfather by insisting on nothing but excellence when he crafts each barrel of Tic Tok wine in Australia. In fact, for the 2009 vintage, he sourced grapes from three distinct regions of the country: Frankland River in Western Australia, Mudgee in New South Wales, and McLaren Vale in South Australia.
Through careful fruit selection and the judicious use of oak barrels for aging, Oatley has crafted a wine of exceptional quality — a wine of which his great great grandfather would be very proud.
Very dark, rich, powerful wines with great aging potential (as long as 50 years), yet still can be drunk relatively young. Distinct pepper, spice, cherry and leather flavors, with smooth, supple texture. Embodied in majestic wines from France, Australia and, increasingly, California.
- Grape Composition:100% Shiraz (a.k.a. Syrah)
- Grape Source:60% Frankland River, 30% Mudgee & 10% McLaren Vale Growing Regions of Australia
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Black Cherry, Pepper, Vanilla and Toast
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels and Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestiona pepper steak, or a slice of fruitcake.
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