Chateau Tanunda Noble Baron Shiraz 2006
Garnet color. Complex aromas of blackberry, spice, plum, and licorice give way to a subtle integration of smoky, vanillin oak. The palate is full of fleshy dark cherry and bramble fruit with dark chocolate nuances and savory notes of leather and spice in the finish. The oak integrates well with the supple fruit and the excellent tannin structure and balanced acidity all contribute to giving the wine great length and intensity.
100% Shiraz. Chateau Tanunda, Australia's oldest and grandest chateau and the "Icon of the Barossa," is located at the site of the very first vines planted in the Barossa in 1845. The majestic building (built later in 1890) and its prime vineyards are privately owned by the Geber family who continue a century-old tradition of fine winemaking. Their house style is classic and refined, combining both traditional and winemaking techniques to make superb handcrafted wines of complexity and intensity.