Listed as #2 Top 2010 Shiraz from Huon Hooke, just underneath Penfolds 170 Kalimana Shiraz Limited Edition with an RRP $1800
95 Points and Top Cellaring Selection – James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion Magazine
98 Points - Huon Hooke 
Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2016


“Deep garnet colored, the 2010 The Everest Shiraz opens with intense scents of kirsch, dried cranberries, mulberries and blackberry tart with whiffs of cedar, potpourri, Indian spices, peppered salami and fertile loam in the background. Full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it reveals layers of complex flavors supported by a medium level of grainy tannins and up-lifting acidity before finishing with great persistence. Approachable now, it should drink beautifully to 2023+ “ 

This wine represents the absolute pinnacle of winemaking at Château Tanunda. They select only the very best grapes from individual vineyard blocks in exceptional vintages, set aside only the finest part of the fermented wines for maturation in the finest French oak. They then make a barrel selection of the finest wines to produce two puncheon barrels of the pinnacle, or Everest, of that vintage. Vineyard The 2010 vintage comes from a select vineyard parcels in the Greenock, Seppeltsfield and Vine Vale sub-regions. Yields are controlled to less than 1ton/acre with careful viticultural management by hand, allowing for optimum ripening conditions and best possible quality Shiraz. Hand picked.

The grapes are destemmed and fermented in small open stainless steel fermenters over 9 days. They gently hand plunge and pump-over the must several times per day for a gentle extraction of aromas, colour and tannins. Prior to basket pressing, the finest part of the must is run off and racked to oak to naturally complete malolactic fermentation before racking to new and seasoned French oak for 24 months maturation in our cellars. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Three years bottle aging before release. Cellaring potential 15 - 20 years!

(CHW00001)

 

Country:

Australia

Region:

Barossa

Variety:

Shiraz

Style:

Big, gutsy reds

Winemaker:

Tim Smith

Closure:

Cork

ABV:

 

Bottle size:

15%

 

750ml

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Food Match:

Red Meat dishes



 

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