The Chateau '100 Year Old Vines' Shiraz 2010
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Tasting Notes

The classic regional characters of dense, spicy blueberry fruit along with hints of liquorice, plum and all-spice are all delicately interwoven with 1/3 new and 2/3 older French oak. 2008 has all the hallmarks of being a truly great Eden Valley vintage and we believe this wine will age gracefully for 10 years+

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. The grapes spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters with regular hand plunging, twice daily pump overs as well as a drain and return of the juice to more gently extract colour, flavour and tannins. This was followed by soft basket pressing and malolactic fermentation in a combination of new and older French oak puncheons and hogsheads prior to eighteen months barrel maturation in our cellars.

Reviews
Top Australian Winery
Review by: Jemima Coad, Barossa Herald
Château Tanunda has been awarded a top honour at the 2013 Berlin Wine Trophy for the third time! 
95 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
The grapes come from four small plantings in different districts within the Barossa Valley; they are open-fermented, basket-pressed, and spend two and a half years in a mix of used and new American and French oak. The colour is deep and bright, and the bouquet, like the medium- to full-bodied palate, is full of blackberry, plum and licorice fruit; the tannins are plentiful and ripe, the oak balanced and integrated.
95 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Deep, dark red colour with a purple tint. Smoky soy sauce and tapenade aromas, the palate is rich and fruit-sweet, chocolaty and dense, fleshy and lushly fruited. Gorgeous wine. Plenty of alcohol and a little heat, black fruits, dense and lush, delicious stuff.
PREMIUM GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2013
Trophy Best Red Wine Over €20
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2013
Trophy Best Dry Red Wine of the Show
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2013

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2005 |  2006 |  2008 |  2009 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley, Lyndoch, Nuriootpa and Vine Vale
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.0g/L
ACIDITY
7.13g/L
pH
3.49
MATURATION
New & older French oak
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Tasting Notes

The classic regional characters of dense, spicy blueberry fruit along with hints of liquorice, plum and all-spice are all delicately interwoven with 1/3 new and 2/3 older French oak. 2008 has all the hallmarks of being a truly great Eden Valley vintage and we believe this wine will age gracefully for 10 years+

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. The grapes spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters with regular hand plunging, twice daily pump overs as well as a drain and return of the juice to more gently extract colour, flavour and tannins. This was followed by soft basket pressing and malolactic fermentation in a combination of new and older French oak puncheons and hogsheads prior to eighteen months barrel maturation in our cellars.

Reviews
Top Australian Winery

Score: Best Dry Red Wine of the Show
Review by: Jemima Coad, Barossa Herald
Château Tanunda has been awarded a top honour at the 2013 Berlin Wine Trophy for the third time! 

95 Points

Score: 95 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
The grapes come from four small plantings in different districts within the Barossa Valley; they are open-fermented, basket-pressed, and spend two and a half years in a mix of used and new American and French oak. The colour is deep and bright, and the bouquet, like the medium- to full-bodied palate, is full of blackberry, plum and licorice fruit; the tannins are plentiful and ripe, the oak balanced and integrated.

95 Points

Score: 95 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Deep, dark red colour with a purple tint. Smoky soy sauce and tapenade aromas, the palate is rich and fruit-sweet, chocolaty and dense, fleshy and lushly fruited. Gorgeous wine. Plenty of alcohol and a little heat, black fruits, dense and lush, delicious stuff.

PREMIUM GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2013

Trophy Best Red Wine Over €20

Score: Best Red Wine Over €20
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2013

Trophy Best Dry Red Wine of the Show

Score: Best Dry Red Wine of the Show
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2013

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2005 |  2006 |  2008 |  2009 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley, Lyndoch, Nuriootpa and Vine Vale
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.0g/L
ACIDITY
7.13g/L
pH
3.49
MATURATION
New & older French oak

 

 

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