Barossa Tower Cabernet Merlot 2008
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Tasting Notes

This blend including a dash of Petit verdot, is sourced from five of our loyal growers with vineyards in the Eden Valley and the Barossa-sub regions of Kalimna, Krondorf and Lyndoch. It is this diversity of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our house style of Barossa Cabernet Merlot with lifted aromas of black cherry, blackcurrant and plum accompanied by chocolate and dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads.

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 18 months in French oak hogsheads (300l).

Reviews
88 Points
Review by: Paul Ippolito, paulippolito.com.au
Chateau Tanunda The Tower Cabernet Merlot 2008 Impressed here with the ripe rich sweet red and black fruits here, they seamlessly go together not over the top with a nice balance running through the blending – ripe blackberries go with spicy fruits, Satsuma plums, luscious blackcurrants, smooth velvety and long an lingering. Delicious with Mediterranean food. 88/100 – Very Good
Silver Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
Best wines in Australia under $15
Review by: Peter Forrestal, QUAFF 2011

There’s powerful vanilla bean, a hint of coconut, as well as rich, concentrated blackberry flavours. The vanillin oak dominates the finish.

Peter Forrestal

Gold Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna 2010

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
GROWING REGION
Barossa
DATE BOTTLED
March 2010
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.2g/l
ACIDITY
6.75g/L
pH
3.45
MATURATION
New & older French oak
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Tasting Notes

This blend including a dash of Petit verdot, is sourced from five of our loyal growers with vineyards in the Eden Valley and the Barossa-sub regions of Kalimna, Krondorf and Lyndoch. It is this diversity of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our house style of Barossa Cabernet Merlot with lifted aromas of black cherry, blackcurrant and plum accompanied by chocolate and dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads.

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 18 months in French oak hogsheads (300l).

Reviews
88 Points

Score: 88 Points
Review by: Paul Ippolito, paulippolito.com.au
Chateau Tanunda The Tower Cabernet Merlot 2008 Impressed here with the ripe rich sweet red and black fruits here, they seamlessly go together not over the top with a nice balance running through the blending – ripe blackberries go with spicy fruits, Satsuma plums, luscious blackcurrants, smooth velvety and long an lingering. Delicious with Mediterranean food. 88/100 – Very Good

Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy

Best wines in Australia under $15
Review by: Peter Forrestal, QUAFF 2011

There’s powerful vanilla bean, a hint of coconut, as well as rich, concentrated blackberry flavours. The vanillin oak dominates the finish.

Peter Forrestal

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna 2010

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
GROWING REGION
Barossa
DATE BOTTLED
March 2010
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.2g/l
ACIDITY
6.75g/L
pH
3.45
MATURATION
New & older French oak
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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