Grand Barossa Shiraz 2005
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Tasting Notes
The Grand Barossa Shiraz is full of dense lifted aromas of red berry fruit. The palate is soft and supple yet elegant with plenty of upfront fruit flavour and length. Hints of spice, pepper and cassis merely accentuate the finesse of the blend.

Beautifully balanced tannins derived from eighteen months in French & American oak compliment the luscious fruit and give the wine added complexity and structure.
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. All of this encouraged maximum extraction yet retaining the dense, spicy fruit flavours which Shiraz is renowned for. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 18 months in French oak hogsheads. 10% new oak was used with the remaining portion in 4 - 5 year old barrels.
Vineyard Notes
Grand Barossa is selected from our own vineyards as well as from selected premium growers in the valley.
Reviews
Wine of the Week
Review by: Christopher Hayes, Eat and Drink

This shiraz just screams Barossa but retains a lot of elegance with its 14.5% alcohol. The fruit is rich and ripe with black cherry and chocolate and late but intense aromas and flavour of sweet liquorice. There is a dose of cinnamon and vanilla from some time in good oak but all come together well as the wine has entered its secondary stage and gained some complexity. It's already a lovely, velvety wine that will gain from a few more years in bottle .

***½ Stars
Review by: Winestate
Silver Diploma
Review by: ExpoVina 2007
Grape Expectations
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
One of three new reds, including a Merlot and a Bordeaux-influenced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, released by this historic Barossa Valley outfit. It’s nicely structured with layers of berry fruit on the nose and palate, integrated spice, balanced oak and smooth tannins. Drink it with rare roast beef
Pick Of The Crop
Review by: Christine Salins, Hospitality Magazine
Château Tanunda’s Grand Barossa Brand is big in Switzerland and Germany, where it’s been sold for eight years. It’s now ready to take on the Australian market.
92/100 - EXCELLENT
Review by: Paul Ippolito, paulippolito.com.au

Château Tanunda GRAND BAROSSA Shiraz 2005 Fragrant, succulent and classy are my first impressions. A medium bodied red that oozes cherries, blackberries, plums and blueberries. Delightfully spicy, delicately so. Good sweet oak with plenty of ripe fruit along with smooth soft tannins, making for a moreish red. Try it with a grilled New York cut. 92/100 – Excellent Drink to 2015

87 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
Grand Barossa Shiraz 2005 Medium-bodied, well-balanced blackberry and plum fruit, plus some vanilla oak, but lacks structure and texture. Cork 14.5° alc. RATING 87 DRINK 2011 DATE TASTED Mar 08
Bronze Medal
Review by: Boutique Wine Awards 2008

 

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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 100%
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
November 2007
% ALCOHOL
14.0%
MATURATION
French Oak, New & 4 - 5 year old
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Tasting Notes
The Grand Barossa Shiraz is full of dense lifted aromas of red berry fruit. The palate is soft and supple yet elegant with plenty of upfront fruit flavour and length. Hints of spice, pepper and cassis merely accentuate the finesse of the blend.

Beautifully balanced tannins derived from eighteen months in French & American oak compliment the luscious fruit and give the wine added complexity and structure.
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. All of this encouraged maximum extraction yet retaining the dense, spicy fruit flavours which Shiraz is renowned for. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 18 months in French oak hogsheads. 10% new oak was used with the remaining portion in 4 - 5 year old barrels.
Vineyard Notes
Grand Barossa is selected from our own vineyards as well as from selected premium growers in the valley.
Reviews
Wine of the Week
Review by: Christopher Hayes, Eat and Drink

This shiraz just screams Barossa but retains a lot of elegance with its 14.5% alcohol. The fruit is rich and ripe with black cherry and chocolate and late but intense aromas and flavour of sweet liquorice. There is a dose of cinnamon and vanilla from some time in good oak but all come together well as the wine has entered its secondary stage and gained some complexity. It's already a lovely, velvety wine that will gain from a few more years in bottle .

***½ Stars

Score: Stars
Review by: Winestate

Silver Diploma

Score: Silver Diploma
Review by: ExpoVina 2007

Grape Expectations
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
One of three new reds, including a Merlot and a Bordeaux-influenced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, released by this historic Barossa Valley outfit. It’s nicely structured with layers of berry fruit on the nose and palate, integrated spice, balanced oak and smooth tannins. Drink it with rare roast beef

Pick Of The Crop
Review by: Christine Salins, Hospitality Magazine
Château Tanunda’s Grand Barossa Brand is big in Switzerland and Germany, where it’s been sold for eight years. It’s now ready to take on the Australian market.

92/100 - EXCELLENT

Score: 92 Points
Review by: Paul Ippolito, paulippolito.com.au

Château Tanunda GRAND BAROSSA Shiraz 2005 Fragrant, succulent and classy are my first impressions. A medium bodied red that oozes cherries, blackberries, plums and blueberries. Delightfully spicy, delicately so. Good sweet oak with plenty of ripe fruit along with smooth soft tannins, making for a moreish red. Try it with a grilled New York cut. 92/100 – Excellent Drink to 2015

87 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
Grand Barossa Shiraz 2005 Medium-bodied, well-balanced blackberry and plum fruit, plus some vanilla oak, but lacks structure and texture. Cork 14.5° alc. RATING 87 DRINK 2011 DATE TASTED Mar 08

Bronze Medal

Score: Bronze Medal
Review by: Boutique Wine Awards 2008

 

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