Château Tanunda, Icon of the Barossa, has even more reason to celebrate their 130th Anniversary year, once again being named a Red Five Star Winery with a best-ever 14 wines rated over 93 points in the Halliday Wine Companion 2021.
With over 9,000 wines tasted for the 2021 edition, Château Tanunda’s presence in the guide has never been stronger. Once again, the ratings were high enough to achieve the formidable Red Five Star status, with six wines rated 95+ points, and a further nine wines rated 92-94 Points. This is further endorsement of the prestige of Chateau Tanunda, already named by fellow leading Australian wine critic Huon Hooke in the Top 20 Australian Wineries for the past three years.
These results solidify Chief Winemaker, Neville Rowe's 2020 selection in the world's "100 Master Winemakers" from the world authoritive 'Drinks Business' Magazine.
For the past two decades, the Geber family have put their heart, soul and passion into handcrafting some of the Barossa’s most collectable wines, with a focus on unique Old Vine Expressions of 50, 100 and 150 Year Old vines, and consistently delivering some of the highest quality and characterful wines produced in Australia.
The iconic 150 Year Old Vines Field Blend (RRP: $500 per bottle) was once again a 96-point star. With only 200 cases crafted from some of the oldest Grenache, Mourvèdre and Malbec vines in the world planted in 1858, the 2016 vintage is scheduled for release in October 2020.
Château Tanunda also produces outstanding quality white wines, with the rare jewel 150 Year Old Vines Semillon 2019 the highest rated white at 95 points saying “…there’s no question at all about the power and length of the wine, nor the varietal expression”.
With Halliday calling the iconic and rare The Everest Shiraz 2016 “the absolute pinnacle of winemaking at Château Tanunda…” this wine shines again with 95 points, only adding to its ‘worlds-best’ legacy attained with the first 2005 vintage winning the trophy for "Worlds Best Shiraz" at the IWSC 2010.
While Shiraz continues to be a hero of the Barossa, Château Tanunda believes in great things from Cabernet Sauvignon from the region. The 50 Year Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 from the sandy loam soils of the 8.7ha Bethany vineyard achieved the equal highest score of 96 points.