Château Tanunda Dahlitz Merlot 2013
Tasting Notes

Fruit for the Dahlitz Merlot comes from a single vineyard at the heart of the Barossa Valley’s Tanunda sub-region. The grapes were grown by Barossa Vigneron of the Year 2013 Sam Dahlitz.

The grapes were destemmed but not crushed and spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters to gently extract colour, flavour and tannin.

Twice daily hand-plunging prior to careful basket-pressing have made a full-bodied wine.

Displays lifted aromas of blueberry and plum supported by juicy dark berry fruits and chocolate on the palate. The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from fifteen months’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels.

Reviews
90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Redcurrant jelly, bit of cedar and tobacco – nice thing – almost pretty. Medium bodied, vanilla cocoa sweetness with some plum and more savoury tobacco edges. Pretty smooth with pliant tannin – think velvet cushions, maybe with fancy tassels. Decent finish. Hard to imagine this not being popular.
SILVER Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2015

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Merlot
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.1g/L
ACIDITY
6.69g/L
pH
3.37
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Tasting Notes

Fruit for the Dahlitz Merlot comes from a single vineyard at the heart of the Barossa Valley’s Tanunda sub-region. The grapes were grown by Barossa Vigneron of the Year 2013 Sam Dahlitz.

The grapes were destemmed but not crushed and spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters to gently extract colour, flavour and tannin.

Twice daily hand-plunging prior to careful basket-pressing have made a full-bodied wine.

Displays lifted aromas of blueberry and plum supported by juicy dark berry fruits and chocolate on the palate. The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from fifteen months’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels.

Reviews
90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Redcurrant jelly, bit of cedar and tobacco – nice thing – almost pretty. Medium bodied, vanilla cocoa sweetness with some plum and more savoury tobacco edges. Pretty smooth with pliant tannin – think velvet cushions, maybe with fancy tassels. Decent finish. Hard to imagine this not being popular.

SILVER Medal

Score: SILVER Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2015

 

Other Vintages
2012 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Merlot
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.1g/L
ACIDITY
6.69g/L
pH
3.37

 

 

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