It has been a while since I’ve reviewed an Australian cabernet sauvignon, but when I tasted this wine I knew it was time to change that.
This is a delicious wine from the Barossa region in Australia and comes from Château Tanunda, the oldest and largest château in Australia. Its history dates back to 1890 and the estate is responsible for some of the earliest grape vines in the Barossa Valley. But while the château has a long history, it has had its ups and downs. In the past 15 years it has been going through a revival, since John Geber purchased the estate in 1998.
The Château Tanunda brand is part of the Banfi portfolio of wines.
The nose on this wine has just what I would want from a cabernet sauvignon—a harmonious blend of aromas like black currant, black cherry, vanilla, leather and blackberry. All of that comes with just the right amount of intensity. In the mouth this wine is juicy and delicious, with plenty of ripe black currant, blackberry and blueberry flavors and a smooth mouthfeel. There’s just a touch of baking spice flavor too. The finish is quite long, with tasty ripe berry flavors lingering on and on. This is a fantastic wine.
Wine: Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa
Variety: 90% cabernet sauvignon, 5% cabernet franc, 5% syrah
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.