Chateau Tanunda The Everest Old Vine Grenache 2018

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The team at Chateau Tanunda have thrown everything at this wine and made what is clearly a house style of grenache. While many new wave grenache from the Barossa and McLaren Vale are now hitting the market with a focus on pretty and subtle styles, this is a chunky wine with the inherent richness of the Barossa and Greenock on full show.

Deeply coloured and flavoured, it opens up with bold liquorice, baked earth and spicy notes over a bed of dark cherry and boysenberry fruits – French oak well matched thanks to 18 months in barrel. The palate takes a more structural turn, fruit and oak tannins coming together to provide a firm backbone with mouthfilling blackberry and fruit pastille flavours giving a distinctly decadent feel before a long and strong finish. It’s a big wine for sure, an Everest you might say.

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