Château Tanunda Heritage Release Barossa Old Vines Shiraz 2021


The team release wines in the ‘Heritage’ series when appropriate. The wines will come from vines at least 35 years of age, and which have proved themselves over time. This example spent fifteen months in a combination of French and American oak. It is a vibrant purple hue and the nose opens with pleasing plummy touches and mulberries, chocolate, cassis and more chocolate, reminiscent of the most decadent Black Forest cake. Rich and concentrated, but it never loses its fine balance, this is a youthful Barossa Shiraz which is starting to exhibit some early complexity, and shows so much promise. Supple in texture, there are also abundant but very fine, silky tannins. Nice length too and the intensity is maintained for the full journey. Drink now and for the next six to eight years – I like this a lot.