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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz 2008
Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz 2008
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#33 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

Grand Barossa Shiraz epitomises the premium international reputation for Shiraz which has made the Barossa Valley famous. Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper are accompanied by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and older American and French oak hogsheads.

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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.