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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 114531)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and vanilla are accompanied by vibrant, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from sixteen months maturation in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads. Although drinking well now this wine may be cellared for up to ten years from vintage.

Match with beef bourguignon, roast meats or on its own with an aged cheddar cheese.

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About Chateau Tanunda:

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 had made it his mission to reinstate it to its former glory, becoming only the 3rd owner in the chateau's 120-year history. The Geber family is now the proud cutodian of this great icon and its heritage, and is dedicated to the art of fine winemaking.