The Château Single Vineyard Shiraz 2008
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Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black pepper supported by spicy dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long and framed by elegant, fine grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and older American & French oak barriques and hogsheads.

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.

Reviews
91 Points
Review by: Campbell Mattinson, 2010 Big Red Wine Book
Heady stuff. Not in terms of its intensity, but its flashy display of plummy, earthen, tarry fruit flavour matched to coffeed, spicy oak. Warm alcohol is part of the impression though it’s such a lovely wine that its warmth is well accommodated. Not a lot of tannin, but sure is a wine with a lot of drinkability.
93 Points
Review by: Tony Keys, The Key Review
Château Tanunda ‘The Château’ Barossa Valley Shiraz 2008: Full on Barossa opulence, plenty of everything then a dollop more on top. As big as it is all remains within bounds and its very enjoyable for that I give it 93 as for price $28 is more than OK Tony Keys, June 2010 - The Key Review of Wines (KROW)
93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011
Gold Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna 2010

 

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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.5g/l
ACIDITY
6.98g/l
pH
3.45
MATURATION
American & French oak
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Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black pepper supported by spicy dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long and framed by elegant, fine grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and older American & French oak barriques and hogsheads.

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.

Reviews
91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Campbell Mattinson, 2010 Big Red Wine Book
Heady stuff. Not in terms of its intensity, but its flashy display of plummy, earthen, tarry fruit flavour matched to coffeed, spicy oak. Warm alcohol is part of the impression though it’s such a lovely wine that its warmth is well accommodated. Not a lot of tannin, but sure is a wine with a lot of drinkability.

93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: Tony Keys, The Key Review
Château Tanunda ‘The Château’ Barossa Valley Shiraz 2008: Full on Barossa opulence, plenty of everything then a dollop more on top. As big as it is all remains within bounds and its very enjoyable for that I give it 93 as for price $28 is more than OK Tony Keys, June 2010 - The Key Review of Wines (KROW)

93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna 2010

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2005 |  2007 |  2009 |  2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.5g/l
ACIDITY
6.98g/l
pH
3.45
MATURATION
American & French oak
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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