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.
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 wine was made for them by selecting The Whole Dam Family of meridional French varieties to make a red wine to reflect the Barossa: 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.
Review by: China Wine and Spirits Awards 2017
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front