This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Château Tanunda Year of the Rabbit Grand Barossa Shiraz 2021

Lunar new year has just passed and over 1.5 billion people across the world helped ring it in! If you’re still celebrating, or in case you missed it, the historic Château Tanunda in Australia’s Barossa Valley has crafted the perfect wine for the occasion. The Year of the Rabbit Grand Barossa Shiraz celebrates this shift in the Chinese Zodiac. A docile animal with a clever and energetic side, the Year of the Rabbit signifies peace and calm, with good chances for big moves ahead. We know it will start with good wine!

Tasting Notes: Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum, vanilla and black pepper are matched on the palate by dark berry notes, spice and dark chocolate. The tannins gain a soft, supple texture after 18 months in French and American oak, and the finish is long and smooth.

Enjoy With: Grilled steak, marinated pork chops, chicken with barbeque sauce and savoury noodle dishes. This is also a great wine for hard cheeses or as a delicious sip on its own.

Style: A soft, rich, full-bodied red wine.

Terroir/Region: The Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s most famed wine regions and home to many of the country’s modern wine-legends and those from the past making new waves, like Château Tanunda. The Château owns some of the oldest living vines in the world, including many ‘centurians’ (100 year-old vines) with some planted in 1850 and 1858 whose grapes are still used in their wines!

Producer: Recognizing Château Tanunda’s long history and envisioning its sustainable future is the job of the Gerber family, the Château’s owners of the past 20+ years. Under their stewardship, the winery now recycles 100% of its water and is powered entirely by renewable energy! They also look beyond their own vineyards by raising funds for coral reef restoration, even creating wines to raise awareness.

AvailabilityChâteau Tanunda Year of the Rabbit Grand Barossa Shiraz 2021 is available in the Vintages section of your local LCBO and for online ordering. Happy Year of the Rabbit!

Find it Now

Check LCBO store inventory

Price: $29.95

LCBO #: 27395

Size: 750 mL 

Alcohol Content: 14.5% alc./vol.