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. Only the very best grapes from individual vineyard blocks in exceptional vintages are selected, the finest fermented wines is set aside of the for maturation in the best French oak. Another barrel selection of the finest wine is selected to produce the pinnacle, or Everest, of that vintage.
The 2009 vintage comes from select vineyard hand picked parcels in the Greenock, Seppeltsfield and Vine Vale sub-regions, all old vine Shiraz ranges in age from 32- 50 years. Yields are controlled to less than 1 ton per acre with careful viticultural management by hand, allowing for optimum ripening conditions and best possible quality Shiraz. Only 1000 bottles made. Unfiltered and unfined, suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
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