Château Tanunda

50 Year Old Vines Barossa Shiraz

9.55 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

My experience here was different than my expectations. This drinks more like an Aussie cab than a Shiraz, but lighter in style. If tasting blind, I’m not actually sure I could even take this to Australia. The use of American Oak kind of leads you there, but the richness I expected from the shiraz isn’t evident. On the nose, sweet American Oak notes of coconut/dill spice, as well as ripe dark red and black fruits, sandalwood, and a musky/earthy note. Again, the palate was a bit lighter than expected with similar notes to the nose. Faint licorice and dill on the finish. Quite integrated now, and not sure it gets better with time, just different.

My experience here was different than my expectations. This drinks more like an Aussie cab than a Shiraz, but lighter in style. If tasting blind, I’m not actually sure I could even take this to Australia. The use of American Oak kind of leads you there, but the richness I expected from the shiraz isn’t evident. On the nose, sweet American Oak notes of coconut/dill spice, as well as ripe dark red and black fruits, sandalwood, and a musky/earthy note. Again, the palate was a bit lighter than expected with similar notes to the nose. Faint licorice and dill on the finish. Quite integrated now, and not sure it gets better with time, just different.

Oct 18th, 2021
Martin G Rivard

Stellar!! Lush fruit, deep & pronounced with a minute + finish.
Super solid 🙌

Stellar!! Lush fruit, deep & pronounced with a minute + finish.
Super solid 🙌

Dec 27th, 2017
Adam Fadamos

Adam had this 2 years ago

Adam had this 2 years ago

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David Goldfinger

David had this 5 years ago

David had this 5 years ago

Mar 17th, 2017
VromHäll

VromHäll had this 6 years ago

VromHäll had this 6 years ago

Mar 18th, 2016