Terroirs of The Barossa Lyndoch Shiraz 2005
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Tasting Notes
This is the definitive “Barossa Shiraz” big, strong and bold – with classic Shiraz characters typical of lower yielding hard clay soils and exposed sites from Lyndoch and the Semmler vineyard where these grapes were sourced. It is full of the luscious varietal qualities of leather, earth, pepper and wild blackberry. The flavours are strong and full with firm tannins and a long and lingering finish. We recommend cellaring for 10 years. 400 cases only.
Reviews
Trophy - Wine Women Want
Review by: Brisbane Fine Wine Festival 2007
Highly Commended
Review by: Sydney Wine Show 2007
Blue Gold / Top 100 Wine
Review by: Sydney Wine Show 2008
Judges' Comments - 2008 Ivan Donaldson: A big, plump wine. Lovely red berry fruits. Plush and velvety structure. John Chua: Ripe and curranty on the palate. Rounded, soft with good texture and a firm finish. With food it is a good match. The wine tastes flavoursome. David Bicknell: Deep reds. Strong ripe plum fruit supported by vanilla oak. Rich, sweet and full. Persistent. Food makes the oak look a touch clumsy and overdone but it has the fruit sweetness to carry. Steve Flamstead: Raisined fruit. Big and bruised. Soy sauce. A hint of VA. A big and dense McLaren Vale style with a touch of saltiness. Dates and prunes. Muddy fresh earth. John Ellis: Sweet, spicy, slightly jammy dried fruit character. The palate is generous with sweet fruit. Dried fruit character coming through. The tannins are in reasonable balance but it’s a bit hot and clumsy with food. It doesn’t marry well. Neil Hadley: Dense liquorice and cough drops on the nose. Rather sweet on the palate. Not good. Really fights with the food.
90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
Deeper but more developed colour; with black fruits and some prune; doesn't have quite the same persistence; nonetheless, part of a family. DRINK 2015 DATE TASTED Mar 08
91 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Rich and dark with black cherry, black plum, pepper, chocolate and leather. On the palate thick and full bodied with lush slightly jammy black cherry, blackberry, leather and spice flavours. It has soft fine ripe tannins, a comfortable level of warmth and a long black fruited finish. At the bigger end of town but still a pretty smart address. Tasted : Oct 2007 Closure : Cork  Drink : 2007 - 2015
..shows depth and intensity...
Review by: Christopher Hayes, Eat and Drink
Chateau Tanunda (a brandy label from my early days in the industry) has been revived. The beautiful old building renovated and wines now made from vineyards across the Barossa. The Terroirs of the Barossa label showcasing the different regions across the valley floor with their varied characters. The Lyndoch is rather a reserved shiraz for the Barossa but shows depth and intensity behind its reticence. Dark cherry fruit, a hint of pepper and other spices and some bay and basil Herbal notes. The palate is richly textured but quite fine ... this won't shine in shows but has style and character to provide great drinking now and for another decade.
..this is a top of the range wine..
Review by: Michael Southern, Pittwater Life
This is a top of the range wine from the chateau, a big Shiraz, earthy and bold. While some wines boast a big hit of fruit in the mouth, this one smacks of leather and pepper (with some blackberry). It’s a boutique wine of limited production selling at $48 a bottle, and that does demand a top quality wine. The defence is that it is a truly handmade wine.
There's plenty of grunt in this fella...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
There’s plenty of grunt in this fella. It’s one of three Barossa Valley shiraz vintages, all using the same winemaking techniques, that highlight the different personalties and terroir of Chateau Tanunda’s Lyndoch, Ebenezer and Greenock vineyards. Hand picked, basket pressed and unfiltered the Lyndoch is a big wine with layers of black berry fruit, a core of pepper, balanced oak and a smooth finish. Drink it with rare roast beef.

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Ralph Fowler
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 100%
GROWING REGION
Semmler Block Vineyard, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
15.2%
ACIDITY
6.55
pH
3.63
MATURATION
15 Months in French and American Oak
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Sold Out
Tasting Notes
This is the definitive “Barossa Shiraz” big, strong and bold – with classic Shiraz characters typical of lower yielding hard clay soils and exposed sites from Lyndoch and the Semmler vineyard where these grapes were sourced. It is full of the luscious varietal qualities of leather, earth, pepper and wild blackberry. The flavours are strong and full with firm tannins and a long and lingering finish. We recommend cellaring for 10 years. 400 cases only.
Reviews
Trophy - Wine Women Want
Review by: Brisbane Fine Wine Festival 2007

Highly Commended

Score: Highly Commended - Top 100 Wine
Review by: Sydney Wine Show 2007

Blue Gold / Top 100 Wine

Score: Blue Gold - Top 100 Wine
Review by: Sydney Wine Show 2008
Judges' Comments - 2008 Ivan Donaldson: A big, plump wine. Lovely red berry fruits. Plush and velvety structure. John Chua: Ripe and curranty on the palate. Rounded, soft with good texture and a firm finish. With food it is a good match. The wine tastes flavoursome. David Bicknell: Deep reds. Strong ripe plum fruit supported by vanilla oak. Rich, sweet and full. Persistent. Food makes the oak look a touch clumsy and overdone but it has the fruit sweetness to carry. Steve Flamstead: Raisined fruit. Big and bruised. Soy sauce. A hint of VA. A big and dense McLaren Vale style with a touch of saltiness. Dates and prunes. Muddy fresh earth. John Ellis: Sweet, spicy, slightly jammy dried fruit character. The palate is generous with sweet fruit. Dried fruit character coming through. The tannins are in reasonable balance but it’s a bit hot and clumsy with food. It doesn’t marry well. Neil Hadley: Dense liquorice and cough drops on the nose. Rather sweet on the palate. Not good. Really fights with the food.

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
Deeper but more developed colour; with black fruits and some prune; doesn't have quite the same persistence; nonetheless, part of a family. DRINK 2015 DATE TASTED Mar 08

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Rich and dark with black cherry, black plum, pepper, chocolate and leather. On the palate thick and full bodied with lush slightly jammy black cherry, blackberry, leather and spice flavours. It has soft fine ripe tannins, a comfortable level of warmth and a long black fruited finish. At the bigger end of town but still a pretty smart address. Tasted : Oct 2007 Closure : Cork  Drink : 2007 - 2015

..shows depth and intensity...
Review by: Christopher Hayes, Eat and Drink
Chateau Tanunda (a brandy label from my early days in the industry) has been revived. The beautiful old building renovated and wines now made from vineyards across the Barossa. The Terroirs of the Barossa label showcasing the different regions across the valley floor with their varied characters. The Lyndoch is rather a reserved shiraz for the Barossa but shows depth and intensity behind its reticence. Dark cherry fruit, a hint of pepper and other spices and some bay and basil Herbal notes. The palate is richly textured but quite fine ... this won't shine in shows but has style and character to provide great drinking now and for another decade.

..this is a top of the range wine..
Review by: Michael Southern, Pittwater Life
This is a top of the range wine from the chateau, a big Shiraz, earthy and bold. While some wines boast a big hit of fruit in the mouth, this one smacks of leather and pepper (with some blackberry). It’s a boutique wine of limited production selling at $48 a bottle, and that does demand a top quality wine. The defence is that it is a truly handmade wine.

There's plenty of grunt in this fella...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
There’s plenty of grunt in this fella. It’s one of three Barossa Valley shiraz vintages, all using the same winemaking techniques, that highlight the different personalties and terroir of Chateau Tanunda’s Lyndoch, Ebenezer and Greenock vineyards. Hand picked, basket pressed and unfiltered the Lyndoch is a big wine with layers of black berry fruit, a core of pepper, balanced oak and a smooth finish. Drink it with rare roast beef.

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2006 |  2007 |  2008 |  2009 |  2010 |  2012 |  2013 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Ralph Fowler
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 100%
GROWING REGION
Semmler Block Vineyard, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
15.2%
ACIDITY
6.55
pH
3.63
MATURATION
15 Months in French and American Oak
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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