Monday, October 18, 2010

Chateau Tanunda’s Everest earns its name

John Geber, owner of Chateau Tanunda, is understandably ecstatic about his success at the 2010 International Wine and Spirit Competition. Chateau Tanunda’s 2005 The Everest Shiraz emerged as the best of 450 entries in the shiraz class from northern and southern hemispheres; 13 of those entries won a gold medal, two of them going to Chateau Tanunda for The Everest and the 2008 Terroirs of the Barossa Greenock Shiraz. Everest won the Trophy for Best Shiraz/Syrah in the World. The tasting note of the judges makes interesting reading: ‘Fantastic nose, framboise, madagascar spices, cherries in chocolate, liquorice, dried herb and vanilla. This enormous complexity is delivered with proud elegance and style. This is beautiful precision winemaking which allows the wine to tod the talking. Amazing stuff.’

The 2008 The Everest Grenache won the Trophy for Best Single Vineyard Red Wine.

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