Terroirs of the Barossa Eden Valley Shiraz 2016
Tasting Notes

The wine reflects the slate and granite soils with strong mineral notes, and fruit flavours of blackberry, Morello cherry. Complex deeper notes of earth and cured meats bring the palate to a long and evenly weighted finish. 

Winemaking

To ensure the unique character of this sub region is exemplified in the wine, small open fermenters and our basket press were employed to gently extract the wine.

Aging in the finest quality oak and selection of the truest barrels has created a wine that respects and expresses its place of origin

The Eden Valley with its altitude and ancient soils creates a range of Shiraz flavours that are taut and more edgy than the valley floor.

 Soil: red-grey loams with slate and granite

 Altitude: 400m

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2018
93 Points
Review by: Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine
A big, bold, powerful red that puts a stake in the ground for drinkers who prefer chest-beating, concentrated, intense red wine experiences. Loads in molten forrest berries on dark chocolate on espresso-like earthy tannins. Thunderous red done well.
Silver Medal
Review by: China Wine and Spirits Awards 2018
Gold Medal
Review by: Global Syrah Masters 2018
Gold Medal
Review by: International Wine and Spirit Competition
95 Points
Review by: Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate
The 2016 Terroirs of the Barossa Eden Valley Shiraz beautifully captures the elusive Christmas spice character of the region. Hints of cinnamon, clove, and anise join notes of balsam fir and peppermint to add a gorgeous spice sheen over a bed of ripe, plummy fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, with firm yet soft tannins and a finish that won't quit. Just lovely stuff. Drink 2018 – 2030
95 Points
Review by: Halliday Wine Companion 2020
Employs the same unusual fermentation techniques in used French and American puncheons with the heads knocked out, but the flavours and mouthfeel are very different to its Ebenezer sibling - precisely the intention of the Terroirs of the Barossa series. Here blackberry replaces red berries, and there is a chord of very old balsamic vinegar framed by the bramble notes. Drink by 2036

 

$49.50 per bottle


Other Vintages
2017 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
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Tasting Notes

The wine reflects the slate and granite soils with strong mineral notes, and fruit flavours of blackberry, Morello cherry. Complex deeper notes of earth and cured meats bring the palate to a long and evenly weighted finish. 

Winemaking

To ensure the unique character of this sub region is exemplified in the wine, small open fermenters and our basket press were employed to gently extract the wine.

Aging in the finest quality oak and selection of the truest barrels has created a wine that respects and expresses its place of origin

The Eden Valley with its altitude and ancient soils creates a range of Shiraz flavours that are taut and more edgy than the valley floor.

 Soil: red-grey loams with slate and granite

 Altitude: 400m

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2018

93 Points
Review by: Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine
A big, bold, powerful red that puts a stake in the ground for drinkers who prefer chest-beating, concentrated, intense red wine experiences. Loads in molten forrest berries on dark chocolate on espresso-like earthy tannins. Thunderous red done well.

Silver Medal
Review by: China Wine and Spirits Awards 2018

Gold Medal
Review by: Global Syrah Masters 2018

Gold Medal
Review by: International Wine and Spirit Competition

95 Points
Review by: Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate
The 2016 Terroirs of the Barossa Eden Valley Shiraz beautifully captures the elusive Christmas spice character of the region. Hints of cinnamon, clove, and anise join notes of balsam fir and peppermint to add a gorgeous spice sheen over a bed of ripe, plummy fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, with firm yet soft tannins and a finish that won't quit. Just lovely stuff. Drink 2018 – 2030

95 Points Review by: Halliday Wine Companion 2020
Employs the same unusual fermentation techniques in used French and American puncheons with the heads knocked out, but the flavours and mouthfeel are very different to its Ebenezer sibling - precisely the intention of the Terroirs of the Barossa series. Here blackberry replaces red berries, and there is a chord of very old balsamic vinegar framed by the bramble notes. Drink by 2036

 

$49.50 per bottle


Other Vintages
2017 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley

 

 

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