The ‘Old Vine Expressions’ series is all about showcasing the significant history and special wine characteristics of a selection of old vine vineyards for which the Barossa valley is world famous for. The Barossa Old Vines Charter was instituted to register vineyards by age, so that older vines could be preserved, retained and promoted.
Colour: Deep red colour with a good tint of purple
Nose: Bouquet deep in dark chocolate and cocoa powder, charcoal, soot and earthy notes, and rich dark fruitcake
Palate: Magnificently sumptuous in the mouth: very rich, velvet textured, concentrated and beautifully balanced. Powerful and long, but not a blockbuster, it retains freshness and vitality. Endless persistence.
Awards: 97 Points – Huon Hooke; 94 Points – James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019; 94 Points – James Suckling; 93 Points – Mike Bennie; Gold Medal – Global Syrah Masters 2018; Gold Medal – Berlin Wine Trophy 2017; Gold Medal – China Wine and Spirits Competition 2018
History of Château Tanunda
Château Tanunda, Icon of the Barossa was established in 1890 and is the site of some of the Valley’s earliest vines as well as its first winery. The Château is privately owned by the Geber family who continue a tradition of fine wine making spanning three centuries.