Tanunda Hill `Blaxland Reserve` Shiraz 2012 (12 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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$210 per case
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Overview

The 2012 season was generally warm which allowed the grapes to ripen well and develop bold, strong flavours. A rich Barossa Shiraz classically made with some extended skin contact to soften the palate. This wine matured in older American oak barrels for 15 months to allow the fruit aromas to develop and the tannins to naturally soften.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Fleshy, fruit-driven red with plum, mulberry and boysenberry notes swinging juicily through the palate. Uncomplicated, easy-drinking. Rating 87 - Drink by 2017, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2015).

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Rich deep plum with vibrant cherry red hues.

Aroma

Displays strong dark plum and cherry chocolate aromas.

Palate

The palate is rich yet vibrant, with powerful fruit supported by strong tannins, subtle oak, finishing with lingering flavours of sweet spice and vanilla.

Food Matching

This wine is an ideal accompaniment to grilled red meat, rich stew and flavoured cheese.

Cellaring Potential

With careful cellaring this wine will continue to grow and develop for 8 - 10 years.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Gregory Blaxland was one of the early pioneer farmers and explorers of the colony of New South Wales. He, along with Lawson & Wentworth, were the first men to cross the Blue Mountains in 1813. He was one of the first settlers to plant wine grapes in the young colony and became the first Australian winemaker to win an International Wine Medal when his wine won a Silver Medal from the Royal Society of Arts in London in 1823.

Blaxland Wine Group was formed in 1995 with the aim of growing premium quality grapes for most of the major Australian wine companies. The company was named after Gregory Blaxland so as to acknowledge his pioneering spirit and follow in his footsteps in striving for quality.

Today Blaxland Wine Group is the twelfth largest vineyard owner in Australia with 3 major vineyard complexes – Old Mundulla vineyard- Limestone Coast, St Magnus Vineyard- Adelaide Hills and Tanunda Hill in the Barossa.

Over the years Blaxland has developed its own portfolio of wines which are made from some of the best parcels of fruit from their extensive vineyards. These wines have been hand-crafted and as a result have won a number of awards.

Trophy winner 2012 Winemaker Challenge- International Wine Competition California

The First Fleet 2011 Sauvignon Blanc won the trophy for the Best Sauvignon Blanc in Show at the prestigious Californian- Winemaker Challenge- International Wine Competition, beating out Sauvignon Blanc from around the world. In addition the 2010 First Fleet Shiraz, Cabernet & Chardonnay all won Silver Medals.

other awards won by Blaxland wines include:

2014 China Wine & Spirits Awards –

: 3 Double Gold Medals, 3 Gold Medals & 4 Silver Medals

2014 Berlin Wine Trophy

: 2 Silver Medals

2014 Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters Tasting

: Silver Medal

2012 LA International Wine Fair

: 1 Gold and 2 Silver Medals

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