Chateau Tanunda The Chateau 100 Year Old Vine Shiraz 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

$105.00
Item No. 114391
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • JH96
  • WE93
  • WS91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Eleven rows of old vines reputed to be 120 years have survived the elements. These low-yielding vines give rise to superior, bold and impressive flavored fruit. The classic Barossa regional characters of dark, spicy plums are all complimented by the subtle vanillin tones of American oak that lengthens the palate of the wine. A superior wine with luxurious silky fine grained tannins. Average production is 800 bottles- only in a good vintage year. We recommend cellaring for 10 years. "Taste 100 years of Barossa history"

Critical Acclaim

"Purple-crimson; sourced from a single 0.4 ha vineyard high in the hills of the Eden Valley; the register of aromas and flavours switches decisively to a brighter, yet more savoury/spicy/earthy blackberry and licorice spectrum; outstanding length and balance."
96 Points

"Winemaker Stu Bourne, formerly of Barossa Valley Estates (think E&E Black Pepper Shiraz), has landed on his feet at Chateau Tanunda, and this luxury bottling is a beauty. It's full bodied and richly tannic yet drinkable, with layers of mocha and blueberries, hints of grilled meat and a long, velvety finish."
93 Points

"Ripe and round, with a spicy, smoky character surrounding the black cherry, blackberry and beet leaf flavors that persist onto the complex, inviting finish. Drink now through 2018."
91 Points

Learn About Chateau Tanunda Map ItMap It

Chateau Tanunda Estate, one of Australia's largest and oldest chateau (est. 1890), is the birthplace of the Barossan wine industry, and is the site of Barossa Valley's first vine plantings (1845) and first winery (1848). The charismatic John Geber, already a fine wine enthusiast, happened unpon the majestic chateau in 1998 on an early morning bike ride. It wasn't long before he...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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