The Château Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
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Tasting Notes

‘The Château’ Cabernet Sauvignon displays deep, rich purple and red hues. The bouquet has a touch of eucalyptus and rich berry aromas. The palate combines rich berry flavour with smooth supple tannins derived from French oak. The complex structure and richness linger on the palate giving the wine great length and cellaring potential.

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 22 - 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press giving a soft tannin structure to the wine. Finally the wine was left on its lees to give texture and mid–palate weight along with 18 months barrel maturation in a mixture of French and American oak hogsheads (300l).

Reviews
*** Stars
Review by: Winestate
87 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Chateau, cork sealed - it’s all very retro really. Mint, cherry, berries with a little licorice and tar plus a bit of a youthful charry whiffiness - smells pretty good. Then comes a medium to full bodied juicy berry palate of grippy tannic impact and a cert ain rustic charm, but what you see (or taste) is what you get.

91 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
The Château Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007While the alcohol is the same as Barossa Tower, and the weight (medium-bodied) likewise, thiswine has more cassis and blackcurrant fruit, and benefits from cedary French oak. Cork. 14.5°alc.RATING 91 DRINK 2017
Superb wine
Review by: Franz Scheurer, Australian Gourmet Pages
Chateau Tanunda 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon This superb wine is made by Tim Smith from two parcels of Eden Valley fruit and four smaller parcels of Barossa fruit. It’s an eminently drinkable wine right now, although cellaring for a few years won’t do it any harm. It’s elegant with a typically Eden Valley kick and bottled at 14.5% a/v. I love the fruit, restrained yet convincing and backed by sweet vanilla from the oak. This is a very nice red and at a RRP $ 28 per bottle a bargain to boot.

 

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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Cabernet Sauvignon
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
October 2008
% ALCOHOL
14.5 %
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Tasting Notes

‘The Château’ Cabernet Sauvignon displays deep, rich purple and red hues. The bouquet has a touch of eucalyptus and rich berry aromas. The palate combines rich berry flavour with smooth supple tannins derived from French oak. The complex structure and richness linger on the palate giving the wine great length and cellaring potential.

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 22 - 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press giving a soft tannin structure to the wine. Finally the wine was left on its lees to give texture and mid–palate weight along with 18 months barrel maturation in a mixture of French and American oak hogsheads (300l).

Reviews
*** Stars

Score: Stars
Review by: Winestate

87 Points

Score: 87 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Chateau, cork sealed - it’s all very retro really. Mint, cherry, berries with a little licorice and tar plus a bit of a youthful charry whiffiness - smells pretty good. Then comes a medium to full bodied juicy berry palate of grippy tannic impact and a cert ain rustic charm, but what you see (or taste) is what you get.

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
The Château Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007While the alcohol is the same as Barossa Tower, and the weight (medium-bodied) likewise, thiswine has more cassis and blackcurrant fruit, and benefits from cedary French oak. Cork. 14.5°alc.RATING 91 DRINK 2017

Superb wine
Review by: Franz Scheurer, Australian Gourmet Pages
Chateau Tanunda 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon This superb wine is made by Tim Smith from two parcels of Eden Valley fruit and four smaller parcels of Barossa fruit. It’s an eminently drinkable wine right now, although cellaring for a few years won’t do it any harm. It’s elegant with a typically Eden Valley kick and bottled at 14.5% a/v. I love the fruit, restrained yet convincing and backed by sweet vanilla from the oak. This is a very nice red and at a RRP $ 28 per bottle a bargain to boot.

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2008 |  2009 |  2010 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Cabernet Sauvignon
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
October 2008
% ALCOHOL
14.5 %
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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