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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz 2010
Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz 2010
(search item no. 120633)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense deep red in color, with lifted aromas of red berry fruit and spice. The palate is soft and supple, yet elegant with plenty of upfront fruit flavor and length. Hints of exotic spices and pepper marry with vanillan oak and a Barossan earthiness on the long lingering finish. Beautifully balanced tannins derived from 18 months in American and French oak complement the luscious fruit and give the wine added complexity.
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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.