The Whole Dam Family 2013
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Tasting Notes

This is a medium bodied wine with aromas of strawberries, cherries and subtle spice. The palate is well balanced and highlights lifted flavours of vanilla, cinnamon, black olives and pepper. A vibrant and fresh wine with a long soft finish.

Winemaking

The Whole Dam Family celebrates the historic relationship between Chateau Tanunda, the Barossa Valley and its generations of grape growers and winemakers who love nothing more than to let their hair down and kick up their heels.

For this limited release wine we selected The Whole Dam Family of meridional French varieties: Shiraz (41%) from Stonewell, Grenache (24%) from Tanunda, Mouvedre (22%) from Bethany and Greenock, Carignan (7%) and Cinsault (6%) from Vine Vale.

The grapes were picked, fermented and matured separately spending nine months in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels. 

Reviews
Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine Challenge 2014
91 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
A 39/33/22/13/3% blend from four districts across the Barossa Valley; separately fermented and matured for 9 months in new and used French and American oak prior to blending. A very powerful fullbodied palate with a thumping, emphatic finish. Quo vadis! Needs years (pray for the cork).

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2012 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
Red
BOUQUET
Aromas of strawberry, cherry & subtle spice.
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsault
GROWING REGION
Barossa
% ALCOHOL
14%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
1.9g/L
ACIDITY
6.20g/L
pH
3.5
MATURATION
9 months in seasoned oak.
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Tasting Notes

This is a medium bodied wine with aromas of strawberries, cherries and subtle spice. The palate is well balanced and highlights lifted flavours of vanilla, cinnamon, black olives and pepper. A vibrant and fresh wine with a long soft finish.

Winemaking

The Whole Dam Family celebrates the historic relationship between Chateau Tanunda, the Barossa Valley and its generations of grape growers and winemakers who love nothing more than to let their hair down and kick up their heels.

For this limited release wine we selected The Whole Dam Family of meridional French varieties: Shiraz (41%) from Stonewell, Grenache (24%) from Tanunda, Mouvedre (22%) from Bethany and Greenock, Carignan (7%) and Cinsault (6%) from Vine Vale.

The grapes were picked, fermented and matured separately spending nine months in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels. 

Reviews
Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine Challenge 2014

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
A 39/33/22/13/3% blend from four districts across the Barossa Valley; separately fermented and matured for 9 months in new and used French and American oak prior to blending. A very powerful fullbodied palate with a thumping, emphatic finish. Quo vadis! Needs years (pray for the cork).

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2012 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
Red
BOUQUET
Aromas of strawberry, cherry & subtle spice.
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsault
GROWING REGION
Barossa
% ALCOHOL
14%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
1.9g/L
ACIDITY
6.20g/L
pH
3.5
MATURATION
9 months in seasoned oak.

 

 

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