Château Tanunda The Château Barossa Cabernet 2021
The grapes here have come from a single Estate vineyard in the Eden Valley. They are destemmed, not crushed, and then spend a week on skins in open fermenters with regular bâtonnage. After fermentation, the fruit is basket pressed to a mix of French oak barrels, new and seasoned, for eighteen months maturation. Dark crimson in colour, the nose rolls through in waves, with aniseed, blackberries, coffee grinds, dry herbs and cloves. Well focused, indeed seamless, through to abundant, very fine tannins with superb balance and length. This wine is certainly attractive now, but for those with a little patience, it will provide even more rewards over the next eight to twelve years.