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Glenguin Ironbark Tannat

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Glenguin make one of the few straight Tannat’s in Australia and this ancient, dark red has made the pilgrimage from south-west France to the Hunter successfully. International wine commentator Andrew Jefford even went as far to say it was one of the best Australian wines he had tried. It’s a wine that is rich in tannin weight with a fruit profile of plum and damson. It’s a wine that expresses the vineyard with earthiness, minerality and intense concentration.

Winemaker's Notes

This ancient noble variety from SW France has found the ideal home in the rocky ironstone soils at Glenguin. Tannat’s small thick skinned berries add terrific purple colour, spicy damson fruit characters and multiple layers of soft dusty tannins to this interesting wine. A well balanced natural red Ironbark Tannat will continue to develop in bottle over many years. 250 cases made.

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Glenguin Ironbark Tannat

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
2019
Australian Wine Companion 2012
91
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Is this the most important new variety in the Hunter? I think so. The 2009 is shy with savoury meat stock in a positive sense aromas. Medium bodied subtle fruit flavour intense tannin concentration and a different more grainy and food-friendly tannic structure.
2017
Rob Geddes MW
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
To 2027
Australian Wine Companion 2011
88
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Is this the most important new variety in the Hunter? I think so; medium bodied yet it has concentration and a different more grainy and food friendly tannic structure.
2012–18
Australian Wine Vintages
89
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Tannat - the palindromic grape variety. More importantly, we really like the taste of it here. Rich blackberry and liquorice fruit flavours, pepper and a lick of vanilla oak. It has a pronounced acidity and great big hairy tannins, but it's charismatic and loveable in a Merv Hughes kind of way. Australian wine needs more characters - this is one of them.
2010-2017
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
The palate has dried leather, tar and a little touch of cassis; very chewy tannins on the finish; needs food for enjoyment.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Is this the most important new variety in the Hunter? I think so; medium bodied yet it has concentration and a different more grainy and food friendly tannic structure.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
90
Rob Geddes MW says
Rob Geddes MW

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