Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and vanilla are accompanied by vibrant, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from sixteen months maturation in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads. Although drinking well now this wine may be cellared for up to ten years from vintage.

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 26° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and all of the parcels were matured for 16 months in a mixture of new and older French oak.

Vinification

For our GRAND BAROSSA wines we select grapes grown throughout the Barossa and its myriad of sub-regions. It is this tapestry of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our classic and refined house style. 

 

Reviews
90+ Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, www.erobertparker.com
90-100 is equivalent to an A and is given only for an outstanding or special effort. Wines in this category are the very best produced of their type. There is a big difference between a 90 and 99, but both are top marks.
91 Points
Review by: Jeremy Pringle, www.winewilleatitself.com
Looks like Château Tanunda have fared well with their reds in 2011. No one could accuse this Cabernet Sauvignon of being under-ripe. It’s not full-bodied but there’s plenty of dark ripe fruit flavour, well pitched French vanilla oak and savoury, long strand tannin. Blackberries and cassis. Roasted root vegetables and brown leaf. Glimmers of red fruit and a hint of cedar. I wonder if the longer ripening period hasn’t produced a superior wine here. Hard to say, not having tasted previous vintages but this has composure and a degree of elegance I don’t often associate with Barossa Cabernet. I think it will age well over the medium term as well. Much to admire.  91 Good
China Wine and Spirits Award 2012
Berlin Wine Trophy 2012

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon
GROWING REGION
Barossa
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.7g/L
ACIDITY
7.55g/L
pH
3.44
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Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and vanilla are accompanied by vibrant, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from sixteen months maturation in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads. Although drinking well now this wine may be cellared for up to ten years from vintage.

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 26° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and all of the parcels were matured for 16 months in a mixture of new and older French oak.

Vinification

For our GRAND BAROSSA wines we select grapes grown throughout the Barossa and its myriad of sub-regions. It is this tapestry of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our classic and refined house style. 

 

Reviews
90+ Points

Score: 90+ Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, www.erobertparker.com
90-100 is equivalent to an A and is given only for an outstanding or special effort. Wines in this category are the very best produced of their type. There is a big difference between a 90 and 99, but both are top marks.

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Jeremy Pringle, www.winewilleatitself.com
Looks like Château Tanunda have fared well with their reds in 2011. No one could accuse this Cabernet Sauvignon of being under-ripe. It’s not full-bodied but there’s plenty of dark ripe fruit flavour, well pitched French vanilla oak and savoury, long strand tannin. Blackberries and cassis. Roasted root vegetables and brown leaf. Glimmers of red fruit and a hint of cedar. I wonder if the longer ripening period hasn’t produced a superior wine here. Hard to say, not having tasted previous vintages but this has composure and a degree of elegance I don’t often associate with Barossa Cabernet. I think it will age well over the medium term as well. Much to admire.  91 Good

Berlin Wine Trophy 2012

Score: Gold Medal

 

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