The Everest Shiraz 2013
Tasting Notes

Dense ruby colour, with an intense, enticing nose of rich, red berry fruits and subtle French oak. The wine is incredibly dense and focussed with a richness and purity that simply exudes top class Barossa Shiraz. Rich dark chocolate, mocha and cedar spice are all to the fore but the central core is highly focussed. Supple tannins from the gentle press merely complement the fruit, silky and rich yet impressively interwoven into the wine. The fruit/ acid balance ensures excellent length and provides a purity of structure for long term ageing.

Release Date: 16th October 2018

Winemaking

Fermented in open fermenters over 9 day period, daily hand plunging & pump overs. Only the highest quality, drainings run off to complete MLF in oak and then matured for 24 months in French oak, matured on lees to maintain structure and fruit profile.

Reviews
96 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Superbly deep, dense purple/red colour, the aroma incredibly dense blackberry essence, spicy, closed at first, tight and bunched-up. Deep, full-bodied and concentrated, the tannins are ample and smooth, supple and ripe. An amazing wine. Will live long-term.
Gold Medal and ranked #4 in Top 10 Wines of the Show
Review by: Syrah du Monde
95 Points
Review by: Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine
A tremendous wine from Chateau Tanunda: bold, big, flavoursome and rich in the DNA of ripe, spice-draped shiraz fruit with lavish oak seasoning in tow. If powerhouse shiraz is in your wheelhouse, this is a wine that delivers in spades. Balance is key, and here's a wine that helps define it, even with its booming feel. Strap in. 
94 Points
Review by: Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate
The sourcing for this bottling changes from year to year. The 2013 The Everest Shiraz was sourced from estate vineyards in Bethany and Eden Valley, plus growers in Greenock and Krondorf. It's a notable step up from the 2012, combining the Christmas spices of Eden Valley with dark, earthy and savory notes from Greenock. The result is a complex whirl of peppermint, fir, cinnamon, clove, plum, black olive and roasted meat. With time in the glass, raspberries begin to emerge. It's a full-bodied, extracted wine that's a bit tannic to tackle right now, but it looks capable of aging for more than a decade. Drink 2020 – 2035
95 Points
Review by: Rob Geddes MW, Australian Wine Vintages 2018

 

$255.00 per bottle


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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 100%
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5 %
MATURATION
24 months in two new French oak Puncheons (500L)
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Tasting Notes

Dense ruby colour, with an intense, enticing nose of rich, red berry fruits and subtle French oak. The wine is incredibly dense and focussed with a richness and purity that simply exudes top class Barossa Shiraz. Rich dark chocolate, mocha and cedar spice are all to the fore but the central core is highly focussed. Supple tannins from the gentle press merely complement the fruit, silky and rich yet impressively interwoven into the wine. The fruit/ acid balance ensures excellent length and provides a purity of structure for long term ageing.

Release Date: 16th October 2018

Winemaking

Fermented in open fermenters over 9 day period, daily hand plunging & pump overs. Only the highest quality, drainings run off to complete MLF in oak and then matured for 24 months in French oak, matured on lees to maintain structure and fruit profile.

Reviews
96 Points

Score: 96 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Superbly deep, dense purple/red colour, the aroma incredibly dense blackberry essence, spicy, closed at first, tight and bunched-up. Deep, full-bodied and concentrated, the tannins are ample and smooth, supple and ripe. An amazing wine. Will live long-term.

Gold Medal and ranked #4 in Top 10 Wines of the Show

Score: Gold Medal and ranked #4 in Top 10 Wines
Review by: Syrah du Monde

95 Points
Review by: Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine
A tremendous wine from Chateau Tanunda: bold, big, flavoursome and rich in the DNA of ripe, spice-draped shiraz fruit with lavish oak seasoning in tow. If powerhouse shiraz is in your wheelhouse, this is a wine that delivers in spades. Balance is key, and here's a wine that helps define it, even with its booming feel. Strap in. 

94 Points
Review by: Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate
The sourcing for this bottling changes from year to year. The 2013 The Everest Shiraz was sourced from estate vineyards in Bethany and Eden Valley, plus growers in Greenock and Krondorf. It's a notable step up from the 2012, combining the Christmas spices of Eden Valley with dark, earthy and savory notes from Greenock. The result is a complex whirl of peppermint, fir, cinnamon, clove, plum, black olive and roasted meat. With time in the glass, raspberries begin to emerge. It's a full-bodied, extracted wine that's a bit tannic to tackle right now, but it looks capable of aging for more than a decade. Drink 2020 – 2035

95 Points
Review by: Rob Geddes MW, Australian Wine Vintages 2018

 

$255.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2005 |  2008 |  2009 |  2010 |  2012 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 100%
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5 %
MATURATION
24 months in two new French oak Puncheons (500L)

 

 

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