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Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz

I’ll admit, I’m not a big shiraz guy.  When I was younger, I was more drawn to shiraz but in the last few years I just find them to be too jammy.  I don’t know if it’s just me or if the style of shiraz is getting more aggressive.  But I do still find some that impress me from time to time, and this is one of those wines.

This wine comes from Chateau Tanunda, Australia’s oldest and largest wine Chateau.  Their property is home to some of the oldest vines in the Barossa Valley.  Some of their shiraz vines are over 120 years old, and those aren’t the oldest vines on the vineyard!

The aromas signal that this is going to be a big wine.  Ripe black cherry, plum, chocolate, vanilla and leather aromas give the wine loads of complexity and character.  The palate offers abundant ripe fruit flavors such as black cherry, blackberry and plum.  It also has plenty of spice on the palate, like vanilla and black pepper.  The acidity is good, as is the mouth feel.  Overall, it’s a tasty shiraz.

Wine: Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz
Variety: Shiraz
Vintage: 2010
Alcohol: 14.5%
Rating: 87
Price: $17.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

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Tim is the founder and chief reviewer at Cheap Wine Ratings since 2007.

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