Château Tanunda Newcastle 2012
Tasting Notes

This blend celebrates the historic relationship between Chateau Tanunda, the Barossa Valley and its generations of grape growers and winemakers who love nothing more than to let their hair down and kick up their heels.

Winemaking

The grapes were picked, fermented and matured separately spending ten months in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels.

For this limited release wine we selected meridional French varieties: Shiraz (41%) from Stonewell, Grenache (24%) from Tanunda, Mouvedre (22%) from Bethany and Greenock, Carignan (7%) and Cinsault (6%) from Vine Vale.

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Selling coals to Newcastle? Or Newcastle to Coles. Or Woolies. Or neither in this case as it’s only available through the old Chateau’s cellar door. Anyway, it’s the Chateau’s new wine made by shiny new winemaker Stuey Bourne, who apart from his penchant for wearing hats best suited to stick thin models wearing heavy mascara in the Swinging Sixties, is something of a talent. He has the touch. So here’s a blend of Shiraz (41%), Grenache (24%), Mataro (22%), Carignan (7%) and Cinsaut (6%) made from various parts of the Barossa Valley, no doubt featuring amazingly diverse and fascinating soil types.
90 Points
Review by: Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review
Like plenty of '12 Barossan reds this has seriously dark colours, looking thick and full. It smells quite juicy and lighter than this, with a swathe of French vanilla oak lacquer over black pepper fruit juiciness. That juiciness extended through the palate too, sweetened up by a little oak but otherwise all about slippery,  raspberry, meaty fruit and light tannins, the palate structure very smooth but contained by tannins.Super affable and genuinely approachable early to mid-term drinker, with Barossa written all over it.....read more
Silver Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013
Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
Silver Medal
Review by: Mundus Vini 2013
Silver Medal
Review by: New Zealand International Wine Show
Top 100 Blue Gold
Review by: Sydney International Wine Competition 2014
Bronze Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2013
Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine Challenge 2013
GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2014
93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
The percentage contributions are 41/24/22/7/6% from five districts across the Barossa Valley; the components spent 10 months in American and French oak prior to blending. The result is a lively, juicy wine, with a wanton display of fruit flavours first up, then balancing, gently savoury tannins on the finish.
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CLOSURE
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WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz (41%), Grenache (24%), Mouvedre (22%), Carignan (7%), Cinsault (6%)
GROWING REGION
Tanunda, Bethany Greenock, Vine Vale
DATE BOTTLED
September 2012
% ALCOHOL
14.0%
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Tasting Notes

This blend celebrates the historic relationship between Chateau Tanunda, the Barossa Valley and its generations of grape growers and winemakers who love nothing more than to let their hair down and kick up their heels.

Winemaking

The grapes were picked, fermented and matured separately spending ten months in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels.

For this limited release wine we selected meridional French varieties: Shiraz (41%) from Stonewell, Grenache (24%) from Tanunda, Mouvedre (22%) from Bethany and Greenock, Carignan (7%) and Cinsault (6%) from Vine Vale.

Reviews
93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Selling coals to Newcastle? Or Newcastle to Coles. Or Woolies. Or neither in this case as it’s only available through the old Chateau’s cellar door. Anyway, it’s the Chateau’s new wine made by shiny new winemaker Stuey Bourne, who apart from his penchant for wearing hats best suited to stick thin models wearing heavy mascara in the Swinging Sixties, is something of a talent. He has the touch. So here’s a blend of Shiraz (41%), Grenache (24%), Mataro (22%), Carignan (7%) and Cinsaut (6%) made from various parts of the Barossa Valley, no doubt featuring amazingly diverse and fascinating soil types.

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review
Like plenty of '12 Barossan reds this has seriously dark colours, looking thick and full. It smells quite juicy and lighter than this, with a swathe of French vanilla oak lacquer over black pepper fruit juiciness. That juiciness extended through the palate too, sweetened up by a little oak but otherwise all about slippery,  raspberry, meaty fruit and light tannins, the palate structure very smooth but contained by tannins.Super affable and genuinely approachable early to mid-term drinker, with Barossa written all over it.....read more

Silver Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013

Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: Mundus Vini 2013

Silver Medal
Review by: New Zealand International Wine Show

Top 100 Blue Gold
Review by: Sydney International Wine Competition 2014

Bronze Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2013

Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine Challenge 2013

GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2014

93 Points

Score: 93 POINTS
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
The percentage contributions are 41/24/22/7/6% from five districts across the Barossa Valley; the components spent 10 months in American and French oak prior to blending. The result is a lively, juicy wine, with a wanton display of fruit flavours first up, then balancing, gently savoury tannins on the finish.

International Wine Challenge

Score: Silver Medal

 

Other Vintages
2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz (41%), Grenache (24%), Mouvedre (22%), Carignan (7%), Cinsault (6%)
GROWING REGION
Tanunda, Bethany Greenock, Vine Vale
DATE BOTTLED
September 2012
% ALCOHOL
14.0%

 

 

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