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Chateau Tanunda
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Cases produced
20,000-49,999
Cracka Rating 80

About Chateau Tanunda Winery

Chateau Tanunda is so named after the building that centrally occupies the property, which itself is regarded as Australia's largest Chateau (and dates back to 1890) and is one of the most historic in the Barossa Valley. The wine side of the business is also steeped in history, with a whole slew of famous winemakers having worked at the Chateau over the years, including: - Professor Soebels – the first qualified oenologist in Australia - Bill Seppelt - Jack Mann - Max Schubert - Grant Burge - Geoff Merrill More recently the Chateau fell into something of a state of disrepair, until the Geber family took over and revitalised both the building and the wine business. This revival was topped off with the completion, in 2006, of a modern basket press winery. Chateau Tanunda Vineyards The first recorded vines in the Barossa Valley were those planted by Auguste Fiedler in 1843 on the foothill of the Chateau Tanunda estate. Since then the Chateau Tanunda plantings have expanded to over 100 hectares in the Vine Vale, Bethany, Tanunda and Eden Valley subregions. The fruit off this plantings is then coupled with fruit from growers throughout the valley to craft what is a quite large range of traditional Barossan wines. Chateau Tanunda Winemaking Proudly honouring the traditional winemaking methods, the winemaking here favours hand picking, open fermenters and small batch winemaking, utilising a fabulous revivalist basket press that is the envy of many Barossan winemakers. Chateau Tanunda Wine Styles Whilst the range is utterly Barossan in it's bias, it is also a broad one, spanning many varieties and styles. These include crisp unoaked whites like Riesling, Pinot Grigio and a Sem/Sauv Blanc alongside more traditional Barossan styles such as lightly oaked Semillon, Grenache Rose, Grenache, Cabernet Merlot, a GSM and some classic full bodied Shiraz and Cabernet. There is also a cheeky Barossan Pinot Noir for good measure!


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2005 Chateau Tanunda 100 Year Old Vine Shiraz

2005 Chateau Tanunda 100 Year Old Vine Shiraz

Terrific fruit concentration, depth of flavour and an excellent structure. Dark black red with strong mulberry and blackcurrant aromatic notes. Other characters include hints of herbs, spices, oak which adds complexity to the wine. The flavours a...

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2005 Chateau Tanunda Cabernet Sauvignon

2005 Chateau Tanunda Cabernet Sauvignon

This stylish cabernet has a dark, deep colour and is a full bodied wine. The typical cabernet sauvignon notes of berry and tobacco are integrated with characteristics of brier and supple, earthy forest notes. The palate has rich, ripe berry fruit...

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2005 Chateau Tanunda Shiraz

2005 Chateau Tanunda Shiraz

This elegant Shiraz has great depth of flavour, is rich and long lingering on the palate. The colour is an intense black red. It displays strong plum, forest berry, earth and leather aromas.

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2005 Chateau Tanunda The Everest Cru Shiraz

2005 Chateau Tanunda The Everest Cru Shiraz

Deep, sustained, licorice, pepper and tar nose. Superb flavours of red fruits, leather, cedar and spice soft and elegant yet leading to a complex layer of concentrated fruit and round tannins. Powerful, yet delicate and complex, the blend of site...

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2006 Chateau Tanunda 100 Year Old Vine Shiraz

2006 Chateau Tanunda 100 Year Old Vine Shiraz

The classic regional characters of dark, spicy plums are all complimented by the subtle vanillin tones of old American oak, which also helps lengthen the palate of the wine with fine grained tannins. We recommend cellaring for 10 years.

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2007 Chateau Tanunda Terroirs Ebenezer District Shiraz

2007 Chateau Tanunda Terroirs Ebenezer District Shiraz

Ebenezer is located in the Northern most reaches of the Barossa and wines from this region are typically characterised by lifted aromas of lavender and spice. The palate is full of red fruits, leather, cedar and fine, talc like tannins. The aroma...

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2008 Chateau Tanunda Botrytis Semillon

2008 Chateau Tanunda Botrytis Semillon

This luscious aged botrytis wine has a complex bouquet of orange peel and marmalade with overtones of hazelnuts and apricots. The palate also shows the intensity of the aroma which is enhanced by the long lingering finish. A perfect accompaniment ...

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2008 Chateau Tanunda Terroirs Barossa Greenock Shiraz

2008 Chateau Tanunda Terroirs Barossa Greenock Shiraz

The dark, brooding regional characters of plum, red cherry and liquorice are all to the fore of this wine. The palate is focused and linear, with dark bitter chocolate notes and an elegant long persistent finish. We recommend cellaring for 10 year...

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