Château Tanunda ‘100-Year-old Vines’ sells for a record price at the Barossa wine Auction

Sunday, 5 May 2019

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A six-litre (Imperial) bottle of the 2016 Chateau Tanunda ‘100-Year-Old Vines’ Shiraz sold for a record $3,029 at the Barossa wine auction. Equating to $378.62 a bottle this is a significant milestone for the 100-year-old Shiraz which is now a highly sought-after wine both domestically and internationally.

With only 25 Imperial bottles produced, each one is highly collectible as the latest auction pricing shows. The Imperial has sold for more than double the current retail price of $150 per bottle. 

Also, in addition to the Imperial bottle setting a record price, a trio of back-vintage Magnum wines (2008/ 2012 /2015) sold for $1,751 equating to $583.67 per magnum.

 The 2016 ‘100-Year-old’ Shiraz is the tenth release of this wine, first released back in 2007 with the 2005 vintage. Since release, the 100 Year Old Vines Shiraz has become one of the most collectable and awarded Australian wines with regular 95+ point ratings from famous wine writes such as Huon Hooke and James Halliday.

The Barossa wine auction is a bi-annual event held during the Vintage festival celebrations.

Supported by Langton's Fine Wines Auction, the Barossa Wine Auction features rare vertical collections of back vintages, large format and special releases all direct from the cellars of Barossa's most distinguished wineries.