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Monday, January 28, 2013

Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz 2010 - Juicy!

Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz 2010 - Juicy!
An Excellent Fusion of Juicy Fruit and Black Pepper.

97% Shiraz and 3% Cabernet Franc from Barossa, Australia.

SRP of $18 and available for as low as $14. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:
"Chateau Tanunda, Australia's oldest and grandest Chateau is the site of the very first vines planted in the Barossa in 1845. The majestic building and its prime vineyards are privately owned by the Geber family who continue a century-old tradition of fine winemaking.

Our house style is classic and refined, combining both traditional and modern winemaking techniques to make superb handcrafted vines of complexity and intensity. Ripe berry fruit and exotic spicy notes marry with vanilla flavors and the Barossa's unique earthiness on the long, lingering finish. Matured for 18 months in French oak. Grand Barossa Shiraz can be enjoyed now or cellared for up to seven years from vintage.

14.5% Alcohol"
The 2010 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz begins with succulent aromas of spicy red and black cherry along with a bit of mint and vanilla creating a very enticing bouquet. The wine tastes juicy! This is a fairly big wine with lots of black pepper infused juicy fruit and a nice smooth texture. It's a bit oaky at first so be sure to give it some time to breathe. It ends with more black pepper along with some tobacco notes and, of course, plenty more juicy fruit. A really nice example of an Australian Shiraz!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 8              Cost Rating: 6
Overall Rating: 7.5


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