Château Tanunda Newcastle 2013
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 prior to blending.

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
90 Points
Review by: James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
A bold, rich, dark, concentrated blend of shiraz, grenache, mourvèdre, carignan and cinsault that has a full array of ripe mixed berry fruits, some earthy notes and brashly spiced oak. The palate's built on smooth tannins and fresh raspberry fruits. Approachable, fleshy and even. Drink in 2015. 90/100
Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine Challenge

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz (41%), Grenache (24%), Mouvedre (22%), Carignan (13%), Cinsault (3%)
GROWING REGION
Stonewell, Tanunda, Bethany Greenock, Vine Vale
% ALCOHOL
14.0%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
Dry
ACIDITY
7.0g/L
pH
3.42
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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 prior to blending.

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
90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
A bold, rich, dark, concentrated blend of shiraz, grenache, mourvèdre, carignan and cinsault that has a full array of ripe mixed berry fruits, some earthy notes and brashly spiced oak. The palate's built on smooth tannins and fresh raspberry fruits. Approachable, fleshy and even. Drink in 2015. 90/100

Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine Challenge

 

Other Vintages
2012 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz (41%), Grenache (24%), Mouvedre (22%), Carignan (13%), Cinsault (3%)
GROWING REGION
Stonewell, Tanunda, Bethany Greenock, Vine Vale
% ALCOHOL
14.0%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
Dry
ACIDITY
7.0g/L
pH
3.42

 

 

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