Grand Barossa Shiraz 2008
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Tasting Notes
Grand Barossa Shiraz epitomises the premium international reputation for Shiraz which has made the Barossa Valley famous. Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper are accompanied by spicy, 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 American and 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 26° C.  All of this encouraged maximum extraction yet retaining the dense, spicy fruit flavours which Shiraz is renowned for. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Bucher Vaslin press and the wine spent 18 months in French & American oak hogsheads.

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: 2010 - Berlin Wine Trophy
Gold Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna 2010
Gold Medal
Review by: MUNDUS Vini 2010
92 Points
Review by: Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator
Chateau Tanunda Shiraz Barossa Grand Barossa 2008 •  'Dense and juicy, opening out to a lively texture under the cherry, fruitcake and spice flavors. Offers ripeness and intensity, without a lot of weight. Drink now through 2018.'5,500 cases made. Harvey Steiman
Top 100 wine for 2011
Review by: Wine Spectator

Coming in at number #33, Chateau Tanunda’s Grand Barossa 2008 Shiraz was listed today as the highest ranked Australian wine for 2011 by Wine Spectator.

 This list is selected from more than 16,000 new releases which is narrowed down based on four criteria: Quality, Value, Availability, and what Wine Spectator calls the X-Factor, defined as ‘the excitement generated by a rising-star producer, a benchmark wine or a significant milestone for a wine region.’ The final decisions, however, reflect the judgment and passion by the editors for the wines tasted. Harvey Steiman gave the wine 92 Points and special recognition by naming it a ‘smart buy wine’

90 Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2008 Grand Barossa Shiraz displays notes of mulberries, spice cake, blackberry preserves, anise and vanilla. Ripe, rich and full-bodied, the palate is nicely lifted by crisp acidity and supported by a medium level of velvety tannins, finishing long. Drink it now to 2017.  

 

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Tasting Notes
Grand Barossa Shiraz epitomises the premium international reputation for Shiraz which has made the Barossa Valley famous. Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper are accompanied by spicy, 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 American and 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 26° C.  All of this encouraged maximum extraction yet retaining the dense, spicy fruit flavours which Shiraz is renowned for. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Bucher Vaslin press and the wine spent 18 months in French & American oak hogsheads.

Reviews
Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: 2010 - Berlin Wine Trophy

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna 2010

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: MUNDUS Vini 2010

92 Points

Score: 92 Points
Review by: Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator
Chateau Tanunda Shiraz Barossa Grand Barossa 2008 •  'Dense and juicy, opening out to a lively texture under the cherry, fruitcake and spice flavors. Offers ripeness and intensity, without a lot of weight. Drink now through 2018.'5,500 cases made. Harvey Steiman

Top 100 wine for 2011

Score: Top 100 wine for 2011 Review by: Wine Spectator

Coming in at number #33, Chateau Tanunda’s Grand Barossa 2008 Shiraz was listed today as the highest ranked Australian wine for 2011 by Wine Spectator.

 This list is selected from more than 16,000 new releases which is narrowed down based on four criteria: Quality, Value, Availability, and what Wine Spectator calls the X-Factor, defined as ‘the excitement generated by a rising-star producer, a benchmark wine or a significant milestone for a wine region.’ The final decisions, however, reflect the judgment and passion by the editors for the wines tasted. Harvey Steiman gave the wine 92 Points and special recognition by naming it a ‘smart buy wine’

90 Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2008 Grand Barossa Shiraz displays notes of mulberries, spice cake, blackberry preserves, anise and vanilla. Ripe, rich and full-bodied, the palate is nicely lifted by crisp acidity and supported by a medium level of velvety tannins, finishing long. Drink it now to 2017.  

 

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