The Everest Shiraz 2005
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Tasting Notes
Deep, sustained, licorice, pepper and tar nose. Superb flavours of red fruits, leather, cedar and spice soft and elegant yet leading to a complex layer of concentrated fruit and round tannins. Powerful, yet delicate and complex, the blend of sites is like a magic carpet, beautifully knitted together yet ready to take you on an epic journey. A heavy framed wine yet with plenty of fruit to balance the structure. Exemplary concentration and length.

This wine will keep between 10 to 15 years +.  Hand picked, basket pressed and unfiltered. This wine will share your journey on your personal Everest for 15 years or more. Only 100 cases.
Vinification

Chateau Tanunda is a heritage icon of Australia's wine industry. This grand building, magnificent gardens and vineyards are owned by the Geber family who continue the century old tradition of fine winemaking. A walk around "The Chateau" (as it is affectionately known by Barossans), is a walk around the history of winemaking in this country, which has been the starting ground of many of Australia's most renowned winemakers and characters.

Please note this wine is SOLD OUT - 2008 Vintage will be released in July 2011

Reviews
4 1/2 Stars
Review by: World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge V, Winestate Magazine
Trophy BEST International Shiraz/Syrah
Review by: 2010 - International Wine and Spirit Competition
Dark intense red colour to rim. Fantastic nose, framboise, madagascar spices, cherries in chocolate, liquorice, dried herb and vanilla. In the mouth this has a suppleness that invades every corner of the palate bringing layers of textures and flavours which combine and change repeatedly. This enormous complexity is delivered with proud elegance and style. This is beautiful precision winemaking which allows the wine to do the talking. Amazing stuff.
93 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Deepish red colour with brick-red rim. Raisiny bouquet with super-ripe fruitcake notes, the palate smooth and fleshy, the palate is dense and quite lovely, with lots of roasting pan and fruitcake matured complexities.

 

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

WINEMAKER
Ralph Fowler & Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 100%
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
November 2006
% ALCOHOL
14.5 %
MATURATION
16 months in one French and one American New Oak Puncheon (500L)
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Tasting Notes
Deep, sustained, licorice, pepper and tar nose. Superb flavours of red fruits, leather, cedar and spice soft and elegant yet leading to a complex layer of concentrated fruit and round tannins. Powerful, yet delicate and complex, the blend of sites is like a magic carpet, beautifully knitted together yet ready to take you on an epic journey. A heavy framed wine yet with plenty of fruit to balance the structure. Exemplary concentration and length.

This wine will keep between 10 to 15 years +.  Hand picked, basket pressed and unfiltered. This wine will share your journey on your personal Everest for 15 years or more. Only 100 cases.
Vinification

Chateau Tanunda is a heritage icon of Australia's wine industry. This grand building, magnificent gardens and vineyards are owned by the Geber family who continue the century old tradition of fine winemaking. A walk around "The Chateau" (as it is affectionately known by Barossans), is a walk around the history of winemaking in this country, which has been the starting ground of many of Australia's most renowned winemakers and characters.

Please note this wine is SOLD OUT - 2008 Vintage will be released in July 2011

Reviews
4 1/2 Stars

Score: Stars
Review by: World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge V, Winestate Magazine

Trophy BEST International Shiraz/Syrah

Score: Shiraz/ Syrah Trophy
Review by: 2010 - International Wine and Spirit Competition
Dark intense red colour to rim. Fantastic nose, framboise, madagascar spices, cherries in chocolate, liquorice, dried herb and vanilla. In the mouth this has a suppleness that invades every corner of the palate bringing layers of textures and flavours which combine and change repeatedly. This enormous complexity is delivered with proud elegance and style. This is beautiful precision winemaking which allows the wine to do the talking. Amazing stuff.

93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Deepish red colour with brick-red rim. Raisiny bouquet with super-ripe fruitcake notes, the palate smooth and fleshy, the palate is dense and quite lovely, with lots of roasting pan and fruitcake matured complexities.

 

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

WINEMAKER
Ralph Fowler & Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 100%
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
November 2006
% ALCOHOL
14.5 %
MATURATION
16 months in one French and one American New Oak Puncheon (500L)
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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