Chateau Tanunda (Barossa) 2017 The Three Graces Cabernets
GOLD MEDAL - Berlin Wine Trophy 2019
GOLD MEDAL - China Wine and Spirits Awards 2019
94 POINTS - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"This is immediately appealing on the nose showing cassis, Black Doris plum, cherry tart and mixed spice aromas, followed by a wonderfully weighted palate that is fleshy and delicious. Up front and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2027." Sam Kim
The Three Graces’ is a classic Bordeaux style blend of the worlds three most noble varieties. A classic lifted nose of blackcurrant cassis and cedar wood with hints of black olive, pepper, violets and tobacco.
The palate is an integrated blend of flavours, svelte and seamless showing prominent blackcurrant fruit delicately interwoven with tobacco leaf, capsicum, black pepper and savoury French oak giving the wine an undeniable elegance and generous length.
The grapes for the Three Graces are selected from premium vineyards in the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Delivered in small bins the grapes are destemmed and fermented in small format stainless steel open fermenters.The must is hand plunged twice daily, with fermetation complete over of 7 days on skins at 22 - 28° C.
The skins are gently pressed in our basket press and the individual parcels are matured separately for three months before being racked, blended and matured for in French oak barrels in our cellars.