95 Points - Huon Hooke huonhooke.com
“Medium deep red colour, with the merest tinge of purple. The aromas are spicy and quite minty, slightly medicinal, aniseed, black fruit and red fruits, a hint of licorice, fathomlessly complex. The palate is lusciously rich and fruit-sweet, gorgeous and captivating. A blinder of a wine. Sweet, with a touch of firmness on the finish and a clean aftertaste that seems to linger forever.”

Gold Medal - IWSC 2019
"Deep garnet red with purple hues. The nose starts with some musky sweet notes, logan berry and framboise notes follow. The palate is rather plush and velvety even at this stage. Very concentrated fruit flavours, ripe, open-knit but quite dense tannins and a buoyant spicy finish." IWCS 2019 tasting notes
95 POINTS - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
“From a section of the Mattschoss vineyard in the Greenock sub-region. Looks to have a fair amount of new French oak thrown at it. Much like Nebbiolo, I don’t like new oak and Grenache, but plenty do. We can only help guide them. Seductive style here, and it presents as almost svelte and exotic, rather than hot and burly. Layers of creamy clove spice oak and exotic perfume, ripe raspberry and cherry, vanilla and flowers, subtle earthiness. Medium to full bodied, fluid and smooth, with silky tannin and a mouth-coating quiet presence. Has length too – all fresh fruit and oak spice – with a pleasantly firm dry finish.”

94 Points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020
"Rolls Royce treatment throughout, but maturation in 100% new French oak sits on the fruit at this stage. It's a gamble at this price, but yet further time in bottle could see a transformation of the wine. Drink By 2026"

The 2012 vintage comes from one select hand-picked vineyard in the western Greenock sub-region, a small block of 40 year old bush vines. 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 Grenache.
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.
Drink and be enraptured between now and 2025.