Winestate - World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge

Thursday, September 01, 2011

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Five Chateau Tanunda wines are featured in the Winestate - Greatest Shiraz challenge VI -

Another outstanding result with two wines Top In Class

Category : 2010 - 2009 Vintage ($40-$50)
2009 Terroirs of the Barossa GREENOCK SHIRAZ ****1/2 stars - Top in class
Rich, complex and woody style. The smoky bacon oak characters are in balance with the spicy berry fruits. Good palate length with a nice structure and lots of flavour.

Category : ($100-$200)
2008 The Everest SHIRAZ
****1/2 stars 
Classy and stylish, with spicy/leafy pine needle-like bouquet and a long, creamy palate with fine definition of ripe berry fruit flavours nicely blended with oak.

Category : 2010 - 2009 Vintage       ($25-$30) ****1/2 stars - Top in class
2009 The Château SINGLE VINEYARD   SHIRAZ
Complex, flavoursome old-fashioned style with coconut and vanilla on the nose and plenty of oak on the palate, but black fruits and white pepper characters push through.

Category : 2010 - 2008 Vintage   $50-$60) ****Stars
2008 Noble Baron SHIRAZ
Nose of plum pudding with plenty of oak. Rich and warm in the mouth, offering soft berry flavours with an attractive sweet finish.

Category : 2010 - 2009 Vintage ($40-$50) ****Stars
2009 Terroirs of the Barossa  LYNDOCH SHIRAZ
Young and astringent wine with reasonable weight of juicy varietal fruits, vanillin oak and exhibiting plenty of black pepper characters.