The Whole Dam Family 2019
Tasting Notes

 Delicious aromas of red berries, vanilla and exotic spice. The palate is medium-bodied with lifted flavours of blueberries, plums, cinnamon, white pepper and olive tapenade.

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: Grenache, Shiraz, Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvedre

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

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Stuart Knox, Huon Hooke's The Real Review
Deep ruby colour in the glass. Black fruit, blood pudding and dry herb aromatics. A big and concentrated palate. Dark fruits, savoury blood and meat characters meld throughout with a firm hand of tannins controlling it well. Good length and remains intense and balanced to the finish. 2021-2029
91 Points
Review by: Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
A selection of the French varieties that thrive in the Barossa climate: grenache, shiraz, carignan, cinsault and mourvédre, aged in French and American oak for 9 months. Rich, meat-edged blackberry and blood-plum characters along with hints of charcuterie, dark spice, earth, pressed flowers and earth. Tightly packed, powdery tannins provide support, with an appealing earthy, broody stare to its exit.
91 Points
Review by: Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
A selection of the of French varieties that thrive in the Barossa climate: grenache, shiraz, carignan, cinsault and mourvédre, aged in French and American oak for 9 months. Rich, meat-edged blackberry and blood-plum characters along with hints of charcuterie, dark spice, earth, pressed flowers and earth. Tightly packed, powdery tannins provide support, with an appealing earthy, broody stare to its exit.

 

Tasting Notes

 Delicious aromas of red berries, vanilla and exotic spice. The palate is medium-bodied with lifted flavours of blueberries, plums, cinnamon, white pepper and olive tapenade.

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: Grenache, Shiraz, Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvedre

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

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Stuart Knox, Huon Hooke's The Real Review
Deep ruby colour in the glass. Black fruit, blood pudding and dry herb aromatics. A big and concentrated palate. Dark fruits, savoury blood and meat characters meld throughout with a firm hand of tannins controlling it well. Good length and remains intense and balanced to the finish. 2021-2029

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
A selection of the French varieties that thrive in the Barossa climate: grenache, shiraz, carignan, cinsault and mourvédre, aged in French and American oak for 9 months. Rich, meat-edged blackberry and blood-plum characters along with hints of charcuterie, dark spice, earth, pressed flowers and earth. Tightly packed, powdery tannins provide support, with an appealing earthy, broody stare to its exit.

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
A selection of the of French varieties that thrive in the Barossa climate: grenache, shiraz, carignan, cinsault and mourvédre, aged in French and American oak for 9 months. Rich, meat-edged blackberry and blood-plum characters along with hints of charcuterie, dark spice, earth, pressed flowers and earth. Tightly packed, powdery tannins provide support, with an appealing earthy, broody stare to its exit.

 

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