Château Tanunda The Everest Shiraz 2019

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Only 785 bottles of this stunning Barossa Shiraz were made. Treat yourself! Not surprisingly, ‘The Everest’ reflects the pinnacle of everything this iconic Barossa producer can offer. From selected vineyards, with ancient vines, the grapes spend ten days on skins before they are transferred to small open fermenters. Hand plunging, gentle basket pressing and maturation in French oak for 18 months and then unfined and unfiltered. Opaque purple, the nose is a wonderful mix of roast meats, mocha, cigar box hints, black fruits, some notes very reminiscent of the very best Rhône reds, cassis, cloves, leather and cocoa powder. This is big, bold and ripe with serious length, finishing with slippery though ever-so-slightly chalky tannins. The cassis dominates on the palate and there is a line of fine acidity running the length. Richly flavoured, this is just delicious. Great now, even better in three to four years, and certain to drink superbly for at least the next 15 to 20 years. This will do me.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz