Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and vanilla are accompanied by vibrant, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from sixteen months maturation in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads. Although drinking well now this wine may be cellared for up to ten years from vintage.

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 26° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and all of the parcels were matured for 16 months in a mixture of new and older French oak.

Reviews
GOLD MEDAL
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2012
**** Stars
Review by: Winestate Magazine
89 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition
Strong colour; a mouthfilling blend of blackberry, plum, chocolate and mocha; the tannins are ripe enough to welcome early consumption, but the wine has good medium-term cellaring potential.
Rating: 89
Drink By: 2020
Price: $18.00
Date Tasted: 25 Feb 2012
Alcohol: 14.5% 
James Halliday - Published on 17 Jul 2012 http://www.chateautanunda.com/buywine/
90 Points
Review by: Time Lemke
… “It has been a while since I’ve reviewed an Australian cabernet sauvignon, but when I tasted this wine I knew it was time to change that. This is a delicious wine from the Barossa region in Australia and comes from Château Tanunda…”   Tim Lemke  read more....
90 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Very good colour retention. The aromas are clean and properly ripe with attractive berry fruit. The tannins are balanced and provide good structure. It's quite minty on nose and palate. Long carry; very good.

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon
GROWING REGION
Barossa
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.7g/L
ACIDITY
7.55g/L
pH
3.44
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Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and vanilla are accompanied by vibrant, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from sixteen months maturation in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads. Although drinking well now this wine may be cellared for up to ten years from vintage.

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 26° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and all of the parcels were matured for 16 months in a mixture of new and older French oak.

Reviews
GOLD MEDAL

Score: GOLD MEDAL
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2012

**** Stars

Score: Stars Review by: Winestate Magazine

89 Points

Score: 89 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition

Strong colour; a mouthfilling blend of blackberry, plum, chocolate and mocha; the tannins are ripe enough to welcome early consumption, but the wine has good medium-term cellaring potential.
Rating: 89
Drink By: 2020
Price: $18.00
Date Tasted: 25 Feb 2012
Alcohol: 14.5% 
James Halliday - Published on 17 Jul 2012 http://www.chateautanunda.com/buywine/

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Time Lemke
… “It has been a while since I’ve reviewed an Australian cabernet sauvignon, but when I tasted this wine I knew it was time to change that. This is a delicious wine from the Barossa region in Australia and comes from Château Tanunda…”   Tim Lemke  read more....

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Very good colour retention. The aromas are clean and properly ripe with attractive berry fruit. The tannins are balanced and provide good structure. It's quite minty on nose and palate. Long carry; very good.

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2005 |  2006 |  2008 |  2009 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon
GROWING REGION
Barossa
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.7g/L
ACIDITY
7.55g/L
pH
3.44
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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