The Château Single Vineyard Shiraz 2009
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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
Silver Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2011
Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
Bronze Medal
Review by: Sydney Wine Show 2010
90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012

Strong colour; in mainstream Barossa style, made from three blocks on a vineyard planted 1960, purchased by Chateau Tanunda in 2008; generous palate, with black fruits, some mocha/vanilla, and soft tannins.

James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion 2012

91 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine
This is rich and quite oaky Shiraz in the opulent Barossa style, but well made and avoiding any excesses of alcohol, oak or over-ripeness. There’s a lot of everything good: flavour, fruit sweetness and supple tannins, and a very long finish.  Huon Hooke - Gourmet Traveller Wine MAY 2011
World's Greatest Shiraz Tasting - WINESTATE
Review by: Winestate

Complex, flavoursome old-fashioned style with coconut and vanilla on the nose and plenty of oak on the palate, but black fruits and white pepper characters push through.Winestate - World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge VI, JULY 2011TOP IN CLASS

 

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.4g/l
ACIDITY
6.81g/l
pH
3.47
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
Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2011

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy

Bronze Medal
Review by: Sydney Wine Show 2010

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012

Strong colour; in mainstream Barossa style, made from three blocks on a vineyard planted 1960, purchased by Chateau Tanunda in 2008; generous palate, with black fruits, some mocha/vanilla, and soft tannins.

James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion 2012

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine
This is rich and quite oaky Shiraz in the opulent Barossa style, but well made and avoiding any excesses of alcohol, oak or over-ripeness. There’s a lot of everything good: flavour, fruit sweetness and supple tannins, and a very long finish.  Huon Hooke - Gourmet Traveller Wine MAY 2011

World's Greatest Shiraz Tasting - WINESTATE

Score: Stars
Review by: Winestate

Complex, flavoursome old-fashioned style with coconut and vanilla on the nose and plenty of oak on the palate, but black fruits and white pepper characters push through.Winestate - World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge VI, JULY 2011TOP IN CLASS

 

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2005 |  2007 |  2008 |  2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.4g/l
ACIDITY
6.81g/l
pH
3.47
MATURATION
American & French oak

 

 

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