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Chateau Tanunda Shiraz Grand Barossa 750ML 2010
Sku: 16443
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Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Sub-Region: Barossa
Grape Varietal: Syrah
Type: Still wine
Reg. 18.99
Buy Chateau Tanunda Shiraz Grand Barossa
* mixed case price $17.09/bottle
Grand Barossa Shiraz epitomises the premium international reputation for Shiraz which has made the Barossa Valley famous. Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper are accompanied by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and older American and French oak hogsheads.
Wine Spectator: Firm and chewy, with a minty edge to the cherry and tobacco flavors, finishing with fine tannins. Best after 2014. 8,000 cases made.

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Wine maker notes
Grand Barossa is a our highly prized and internationally renowned Barossa brand. The wines are rich with delicious intensity and subtlety and made with an Australian/European wine making style. It is a grand label that shows the influence of our European origins. Grand - because it draws from the grandness of the Château and our wines and the grand Barossa Valley - the premiere wine region in Australia of which Château Tanunda is the icon.

Producer
Iconic historic winery Chateau Tanunda is the Barossa. This majestic bluestone winery and vineyard property is a living testament to the colorful history and pioneering spirit attached to Australia’s pre-eminent wine region. Now, thanks to the passion and dedication of its new owners, the Geber family, this icon Barossa estate is celebrating a new lease on life. Built in the late 1880s, Chateau Tanunda is: Home to some of the earliest plantings of vines in the Barossa Valley, dating back to the 1840s Australia’s largest (37,674 square feet) and oldest wine Chateau A designated monument in Australia’s Register of State Heritage Places Chateau Tanunda’s origins go back to the 1860s and the decimation of Europe’s vineyards by the phylloxera plague. Sensing opportunity in Europe’s pain, the three founders of Chateau Tanunda built a Bavarian-style Chateau dedicated to the production of fine quality wines. This grand vision would become for a while the largest winemaking facility in the Southern Hemisphere. European immigrants had been planting vines in the Barossa since the 1840s, so the region was a natural choice. The resulting wines, made from grapes produced by 560 local growers (paid a pound per gallon – a substantial sum at the time), were transported on company-owned ships to a wine-starved Europe. Chateau Tanunda’s success was the Barossa’s success. For years it was the heart of Barossa winemaking. A veritable “Ivy League” of Australian winemakers worked or studied at the facility, including Max Schubert, the creator of Grange Hermitage; Prof. Soebels, Australia’s first qualified enologist; Bill Seppelt; Grant Burge; Geoff Merrill and others. In 1994, in recognition of its rich history, Chateau Tanunda was placed on the Register of State Heritage Places – but by then its glory days were a memory. Abandoned by its then owner, Australian wine giant Southcorp, the property was a shell of its former grandeur. When John Geber chanced upon it in 1998, and bought it a day later, he embraced the challenge of restoring this magnificent property to its iconic status.


 
 

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