The Whole Dam Family 2016
Tasting Notes

This is a medium bodied wine with aromas of strawberries, cherries and subtle spice. The palate is well balanced and highlights lifted flavours of vanilla, cinnamon, black olives and pepper.

A vibrant and fresh wine with a long soft finish.

Winemaking

The Whole Dam Family celebrates the historic relationship between Chateau Tanunda, the Barossa Valley and its generations of grape growers and winemakers who love nothing more than to let their hair down and kick up their heels.

The old image on the front label of the local winemakers dressed up celebrating the Barossa Vintage festival is a tribute to this tradition. 

This limited release is a selection of the The Whole Dam Family of  French varieties that thrive in the Barossa climate: Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre,Cinsault and Carignan.

The grapes were picked, fermented and matured separately spending nine months in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels. 

Reviews
91 Points
Review by: Wine Showcase Magazine
Gold Medal
Review by: China Wine and Spirits Awards 2018
95 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
The wine offers splendid juicy attack of dark plums and blackcurrants with gorgeous notes of vanilla, game, toasted nut and anise on the nose. It is supple, fleshy and rounded on the palate with silky texture and expansive mouthfeel, making it highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2026. 

 

$40.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
BOUQUET
Aromas of strawberry, cherry & subtle oriental spice.
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Carignan
GROWING REGION
Barossa
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
MATURATION
9 months in seasoned oak.
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Tasting Notes

This is a medium bodied wine with aromas of strawberries, cherries and subtle spice. The palate is well balanced and highlights lifted flavours of vanilla, cinnamon, black olives and pepper.

A vibrant and fresh wine with a long soft finish.

Winemaking

The Whole Dam Family celebrates the historic relationship between Chateau Tanunda, the Barossa Valley and its generations of grape growers and winemakers who love nothing more than to let their hair down and kick up their heels.

The old image on the front label of the local winemakers dressed up celebrating the Barossa Vintage festival is a tribute to this tradition. 

This limited release is a selection of the The Whole Dam Family of  French varieties that thrive in the Barossa climate: Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre,Cinsault and Carignan.

The grapes were picked, fermented and matured separately spending nine months in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels. 

Reviews
91 Points Review by: Wine Showcase Magazine

Gold Medal
Review by: China Wine and Spirits Awards 2018

95 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
The wine offers splendid juicy attack of dark plums and blackcurrants with gorgeous notes of vanilla, game, toasted nut and anise on the nose. It is supple, fleshy and rounded on the palate with silky texture and expansive mouthfeel, making it highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2026. 

 

$40.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
BOUQUET
Aromas of strawberry, cherry & subtle oriental spice.
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Carignan
GROWING REGION
Barossa
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
MATURATION
9 months in seasoned oak.

 

 

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