Chateau Tanunda Noble Baron Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Barossa Valley, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
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
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%.
Ruby red color. Enticing aromas of blackcurrant, tobacco, green tea and mint. The palate is rich and concentrated whilst the elegant French oak gives a 'subtle lift' to the wine. Soft supple tannins give the wine added texture and weight and the long, lingering finish ensures this wine will age gracefully for 10 years plus.
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Shiraz
"Smooth and velvety, with a cushion of fine tannins holding an array of creamy currant, plum, mint and spice flavors, lingering enticingly. Drink now through 2015."
"Blended of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Shiraz, the 2007 Noble Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a single vineyard in the Bethany sub-region. Deep garnet-black colored, it has intense notes of creme de cassis, kirsch, tar, anise, menthol and a whiff of leather. Rich and full-bodied with a medium-firm level of fine tannins, it has a good amount of invigorating acid and a long finish. Drinking now, it should cellar to 2016+."
The Wine Advocate
"This full-bodied, richly textured Cabernet features berry and slightly herbal notes on the nose, but the flavors are riper and darker than that, veering toward chocolate and cassis. Finishes long and lingering, with the fruit coming to the fore."
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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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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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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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