Château Tanunda Newcastle 2014
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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 (36%) from Stonewell, Grenache (29%) from Tanunda, Mourvedre (27%) from Bethany and Greenock,  and Cinsault (8%) from Vine Vale.

Reviews
92 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and Cinsault. Exclusive to Dan Murphy’s and associated stores. They’re making pretty good wines at Tanunda these days. Incumbent wine master Stuey Bourne is something of an identity, and before him, Tim Smith did some pretty solid work too. On the up and up, as they say. Raspberry, cherry, vanilla, toasted coconut and Asian spices with a distinctly saucy aspect. Medium bodied, juicy and plump, but with that savoury Barossa coal character, for want of a better description, to temper. There’s well pitched acidity and supple fine grained tannin, along with good length. Altogether tasty and enjoyable.
94 Points
Review by: James Halliday, http://www.winecompanion.com.au/
38/28/27/7%, each component made and matured separately in an assemblage of various oaks for 19 months before blending and bottling. Clever winemaking has produced the maximum result, with a suite of predominantly red fruits on a palate notable for its freshness and drinkability. Great value. May 2016      
Silver Medal
Review by: New World Wine Awards New Zealand
Bronze Medal
Review by: International Wine Challenge

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz (36%), Grenache (29%), Mouvedre (27%), Cinsault (8%)
GROWING REGION
Stonewell, Tanunda, Bethany Greenock, Vine Vale
% ALCOHOL
14.0%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
Dry
ACIDITY
6.73g/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 (36%) from Stonewell, Grenache (29%) from Tanunda, Mourvedre (27%) from Bethany and Greenock,  and Cinsault (8%) from Vine Vale.

Reviews
92 Points

Score: 92 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and Cinsault. Exclusive to Dan Murphy’s and associated stores. They’re making pretty good wines at Tanunda these days. Incumbent wine master Stuey Bourne is something of an identity, and before him, Tim Smith did some pretty solid work too. On the up and up, as they say. Raspberry, cherry, vanilla, toasted coconut and Asian spices with a distinctly saucy aspect. Medium bodied, juicy and plump, but with that savoury Barossa coal character, for want of a better description, to temper. There’s well pitched acidity and supple fine grained tannin, along with good length. Altogether tasty and enjoyable.

94 Points

Score: 94 Points
Review by: James Halliday, http://www.winecompanion.com.au/
38/28/27/7%, each component made and matured separately in an assemblage of various oaks for 19 months before blending and bottling. Clever winemaking has produced the maximum result, with a suite of predominantly red fruits on a palate notable for its freshness and drinkability. Great value. May 2016      

Silver Medal
Review by: New World Wine Awards New Zealand

Bronze Medal

Score: Bronze - IWC 2016
Review by: International Wine Challenge

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2012 |  2013 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz (36%), Grenache (29%), Mouvedre (27%), Cinsault (8%)
GROWING REGION
Stonewell, Tanunda, Bethany Greenock, Vine Vale
% ALCOHOL
14.0%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
Dry
ACIDITY
6.73g/L
pH
3.42

 

 

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