At Talbots Block we do just one thing - we make Shiraz - Seriously good Shiraz.
Our Shiraz is made exclusively from fruit grown on our acclaimed low yielding Talbots Block vineyard - a pristine, elevated, gently sloping site located in the heart of Sevenhill in South Australia’s Clare Valley.
Talbots Block Shiraz stands out for its rare combination of intensely concentrated fruit flavour matched with a gentle long soft finish.
Our goal is to make Shiraz that is renowned as being among the best in the world. A lofty ambition for sure—but some people are already telling us it’s the best Shiraz they’ve ever tasted. You be the judge.
Talbots Block is a highly specialized boutique wine maker – growing only shiraz fruit and producing only shiraz wines. We craft two distinctly different styles of shiraz; both are true to the elegant smooth finishing styles of the best Clare Valley Shiraz—but they stand out for the power of their sumptuous fruit and their exceptionally soft finish.
Like all The Princes before it, the 2016 vintage is bold, generous and lively, brimming with dark fruit flavours. It’s all about the fruit and the 2016 fruit is sensational!
True to the trademark style of our flagship wine evident in every vintage, elegant, sumptuous and smooth. This vintage is showing even more intense fruit flavour than usual thanks to the particularly small crop delivered by our vines in 2015.
This bold, lightly-oaked style Shiraz teams its generous dark fruit flavours with a velvety texture and soft finish. The Prince 2015 Shiraz is a joy to drink now while in its youth; and given time will evolve into a delightfully elegant wine. Cellaring potential 15 years.
Our flagship wine gets our best fruit and is given more time to mature before being released. The combination of sumptuous intensely concentrated fruit and greater exposure to oak delivers a beautifully textural, silky smooth wine with a delightful aromatic lift. Power and elegance in one.
The Talbots Block vineyard is located at Sevenhill, in South Australia’s Clare Valley premium wine region. The vineyard covers just 5ha and is set in amongst gently undulating slopes. It is planted to just one variety—shiraz. See the Gallery for images.
Thanks to the nature of the site and a lifetime of limited watering its mature vines are low-yielding, producing fruit with powerfully concentrated flavours. At more than 450m above sea level the vineyard is perfectly sited to produce premium cool climate fruit for our award winning winemakers to craft into elegant intensely flavoured shiraz.
The Prince 2106 Shiraz
There’s never been a vintage of The Prince that hasn’t been a ripper, but the 2016 is going to be remembered as an absolute classic. A rich, fruit dominant, soft-finishing style that will rock the socks off any Shiraz lover. Drink now or cellar for years to come, either way you can’t go wrong.
The Sultan 2015 Shiraz
No matter what the vintage, The Sultan always stands out for its powerfully concentrated fruit flavour; however the flavour intensity was stepped up another notch in 2015 due to lower than usual yields in the vineyard. To balance the impressive power of the fruit extra French oak was added. The result is luscious, velvety mouth-filling dark fruit flavours that linger on and on. Cellar for up to 20 years; or pull it out to impress your friends now.
The Prince 2105 Shiraz
The Prince is the early release version of our 2015 Shiraz. It's lightly oaked, energetic and vibrant, designed to be enjoyed now. The colour is deep and dense. Succulent dark cherry and plum dominate the concentrated fruit flavours, which combine elegantly with fine tannins to deliver an exceptionally long, smooth finish. While it's seriously good now, it will also drink well for many years to come.
The Sultan 2014 Shiraz
The Sultan is our flagship wine. It is made from only our most luscious fruit and is given longer in oak and bottle to allow its complex character to fully integrate. The result is a beautifully composed wine with elegant mouth-filling dark fruit flavours, subtle oak and fine tannins all combining to deliver a smooth and long, lingering finish. This is a wine you’ll be proud to share with friends. Cellaring 10-15 years.