5 stars for our 2010 Silent Showman Shiraz by Winestate Magazine

Already rated 93/100 by wine critic James Halliday our 2010 Silent Showman Shiraz has just been awarded 5 stars by  Winestate Magazine  and “Top in Class” at the annual Central & Western Victoria tasting. As our volumes are extremely limited this wine is only available through our online store and Cellar Door.

Similar in style to the 2008 which sold out There are a total of 7 levels in the online casino Tropez VIP club including Premier Club (highest level), Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Club. in record time this wine is dense purple with fragrant mocha, blackberry and licorice aromas and dark berry fruits, chocolate and spice through the palate. A parcel of this wine was barrel fermented in new American and French oak barriques to creating incredible complexity with plump ripe tannins providing a soft rounded structure. Early bottling has captured these characters, and bottling under screw cap means this wine will retain its freshness for many years to come.

A wine as big and rich as this demands red meat. Marinate and serve it chargrilled with a red -wine sauce and you’re onto a winner .”

Three stars for Tallis Dookie Hills Viognier 2010

In the Winestate Magazine Central & Western Victoria tasting recently our 2010 Viognier was awarded 3 stars. Apricot and pineapple aromas meet honeysuckle and green pear on the palate of this wine. A hint of barrel-fermented nuttiness adds complexity and palate weight kept in check by crisp acidity.

Fabulous on its own or wonderful with seafood and summer salads. Call us now on 03 5823 5383 to have this stunning wine on your festive table this Christmas.

James Halliday 4 1/2 star winery rating for Tallis Wine


James Halliday is one of the world’s leading authorities on Australian wine, matching intelligent honest reviews with an unparalleled knowledge of, and passion for, the wine industry. After many years of putting our heart and soul into our wines, James Halliday has awarded Tallis Wine with a 4 ½ star winery rating in his Australian Wine Companion 2010/2011. Our reaction was one of disbelief that we had finally achieved this milestone, so much so that we had to ring the publisher to ask her to double-check that it really was Tallis Wine that received the accolade. Twice. In fact we spelt the name to her during each call. Twice. Then the screaming began … and we’re still celebrating. Seeing people enjoy our wines is the greatest satisfaction for a wine producer however receiving feedback from one of the grandfathers of the Australian wine industry is an enormous pat on the back.

Tallis Wine 4 1/2 star winery rating Excellent winery able to produce wines of high to very high quality, knocking on the door of a 5-star rating.” James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2010/2011

Here is what James Halliday had to say about Tallis Wine “Richard and Alice Tallis have 16 ha of shiraz, 5.4 ha of cabernet sauvignon, 2 ha of viognier and a small planting of sangiovese and merlot. They have embarked on winemaking with considerable success. The philosophy of their winemaking and viticulture is minimal intervention to create a low- input and sustainable system; use of environmentally harmful sprays is minimised.

The Silent Showman Shiraz Viognier 2006 Developed red, although no brick hue yet; a supple wine that (appropriately) has many of the characters of the '07, although it is surprising there is only 12 months difference; a percentage of co-fermented viognier works well, and the more the wine is tasted, the more the length of the palate manifests itself. Screwcap. 14% alc. Rating 94 Drink 2026 The Silent Showman Shiraz 2007 Deep, dark purple-red; all the best techniques have been employed in making this opulent full-bodied shiraz, with blackberry, spice and vanilla spun in a complex web of flavour; the '06 suggests even better things in store. Screwcap. 14.6% alc. Rating 92 Drink 2027

Dookie Hills Sangiovese 2006 Has well above-average intensity and length with strong sour cherry, tobacco and spice flavours running through the long palate. Screwcap. 14.4% alc. Rating 90 Drink 2013

Dookie Hills Shiraz 2005 Spice and sweet leather aromas lead into a medium-bodied palate of red and black fruits supported by spicy tannins and oak. Screwcap. 13% alc. Rating 90 Drink 2013

Three stars for the Tallis Dookie Hills Viognier 2008

Winestate Magazine awarded three stars to our Dookie Hills Viognier 2008 in its recent new releases tasting. This wine won a silver medal at the Victorian Wine Show a couple of months ago so seem to be doing quite nicely. Not bad for an $18 online casinos bottle of wine, or even less if you are a Tallisman member.