'The Three Graces' Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot 2009
Sold Out
Tasting Notes

The 'Three Graces' is a classic Bordelais blend of three of the world's most noble varieties. A classic lifted nose of blackcurrant cassis and cedar wood with hints of black olive, pepper, violets and tobacco.
The palate is an integrated blend of flavours, svelte and seamless showing prominent blackcurrant fruit delicately interwoven with tabacco leaf, capsicum, black pepper and savoury French oak giving the wine an undeniable elegance and generous length.

 

Winemaking

Arriving in small individual crates the hand picked, uncrushed grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were pumped over daily spending a total of 7 days on skins at 22 - 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the individual parcels were matured separately for three months before being racked, blended and undergoing a further 20 months in a mixture of French oak hogsheads & Puncheons.

Reviews
Premium Gold
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
Silver Medal
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition

Wine Companion tasting note.

Rating: 90
Drink By: 2015
Price: $28.00
Date Tasted: 29 Nov 2011
Alcohol: 14.5%
Deep garnet; equal parts of red currant, cassis and black olive work together on the bouquet; the palate is richly textured, soft and supple.
 
Ben Edwards - Published on 17 Jul 2012 http://www.chateautanunda.com/buywine/

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2006 |  2007 |  2008 |  2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
47% Cabernet, 36% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
0.4g/L
ACIDITY
6.98g/L
pH
3.60
PDF TASTING NOTES
Download the Tasting Notes in PDF format.
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

Sold Out
Tasting Notes

The 'Three Graces' is a classic Bordelais blend of three of the world's most noble varieties. A classic lifted nose of blackcurrant cassis and cedar wood with hints of black olive, pepper, violets and tobacco.
The palate is an integrated blend of flavours, svelte and seamless showing prominent blackcurrant fruit delicately interwoven with tabacco leaf, capsicum, black pepper and savoury French oak giving the wine an undeniable elegance and generous length.

 

Winemaking

Arriving in small individual crates the hand picked, uncrushed grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were pumped over daily spending a total of 7 days on skins at 22 - 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the individual parcels were matured separately for three months before being racked, blended and undergoing a further 20 months in a mixture of French oak hogsheads & Puncheons.

Reviews
Premium Gold

Score: Premium Gold
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy

Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition

Wine Companion tasting note.

Rating: 90
Drink By: 2015
Price: $28.00
Date Tasted: 29 Nov 2011
Alcohol: 14.5%
Deep garnet; equal parts of red currant, cassis and black olive work together on the bouquet; the palate is richly textured, soft and supple.
 
Ben Edwards - Published on 17 Jul 2012 http://www.chateautanunda.com/buywine/

 

BACK TO TOP OF PAGE