Here we have a little taste of history made from some of the oldest vines in the Barossa. And as often occurred at the time, wineries planted a fruit salad of grape varieties as they searched for the best fit, which is why we have the unusual blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Malbec. It’s more Barossa Valley in character than overtly varietal with none of the grape varieties standing out too much. But it is still packed full of complexity and showing some age with an array of roasted meat, soy sauce, baked earth, spice, dried herbs and cedar aromas. A bold and dense palate follows, again savoury and spicy, but showing good mid-palate flesh and supple tannins before moving on to a long and supple finish. Enjoy this sooner rather than later.
Château Tanunda 150 Year Old Vines 1858 Field Blend 2017