As its name suggests, Château Tanunda Terroirs of the Barossa Ebenezer District Shiraz seeks to express the unique characteristics of the Ebenezer subregion with finesse and craftsmanship.
Fruit is placed in open fermenters and basket-pressed to carefully extract flavour, colour, and tannins. The wines of Ebenezer are valued for the softness of their tannins and impressive ageability, and this expression is no exception to the rule. An aromatic Shiraz with a seductive palate of purple berries, cocoa, and a lick of vanillin oak, it is pure, concentrated, and beautifully balanced.
"Cocoa and coconut, mint and blackberry, sage and lavender. It’s full-bodied, dark chocolate and black fruit, generous toasted vanilla and coconut oak, grainy tannin, almost sticky on the finish, with a bit of warmth coming through. Thumps along and delivers a saline and salubrious traditional style."
91 points, The Wine Front (April 2020)
"Deep red colour with with a purple tinge. The bouquet has peaty, graphite and earth Barossa floor notes, a hint of almond meal. Tight palate with firm tannins, good structure and length. Plenty of grip. Bright acidity. A robust wine, with lots of grunt."
92 points, The Real Review (October 2019)
"Black/purple colour and very dense, this looks like one powerful shiraz, yet the nose is really giving and improbably subtle. Smooth berry fruit is its raison d'être, mocha-like complexities add dimension, and oak helps frame it with a savoury toasty structure in great harmony. It doesn't have the porty notes of some of its Barossa brethren; instead it has freshness despite high alcohol. Fruit concentration flows through ripe, fine-grained tannins seamlessly, and it has excellent balance. Iron fist - velvet glove."
94 points, The Real Review (May 2019)
"The varietal expression is loud and clear in this delectable red; the fragrant bouquet shows blackberry, plum jam, toasted spice and vanillin oak characters, followed by a concentrated palate that is supple and expansive. Dense yet silky, and finishes fabulously long and appealing."
95 points, Wine Orbit (July 2019)
Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.