Terroirs of the Barossa Eden Valley Shiraz 2018
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 new and seasoned French (70%) and American oak barrels has created a wine that respects and expresses its place of origin

Terroir: The combined effects of site soil and climate on the vine. The  Barossa has some very distinct sub-regions which exhibit their own unique influence on the wine. A journey through the Terroirs is a lesson in the Barossa’s versatility. We have chosen Eden Valley to highlight its rich, darker flavours unique to this high altitude,  cooler climate and rocky, clay loam soils.

 Soil: red-grey loams with slate and granite

 Altitude: 400m

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2020
95 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Very deep, intense, dark red/purple colour with a black fruit, black olive aroma, with a trace of machine oil. The wine is full-bodied and rich, dense and solidly concentrated, with abundant powdery, drying tannins and good persistence. A very successful Eden Valley shiraz. Drinking Well: 20202035
95 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Strikingly beautiful, the wine shows perfumed aromas of dark plum, mulberry, thyme, clove and roasted hazelnut on the nose, leading to a beautifully refined palate that’s silky and flowing. The wine offers splendid sophistication and harmony. At its best: now to 2038. 
94 Points
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
Medium crimson. Pure cherry, raspberry, mulberry aromas with hints of sage and roasted walnuts. Supple and fruit sweet with plentiful red cherry, mulberry fruits, underlying roast walnut, spicy notes, fine looseknit graphite/ al dente textures and persistent aniseed/ chinotto notes. Well balanced wine with attractive density and vigour.

 

Other Vintages
2016 |  2017 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
% ALCOHOL
15
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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 new and seasoned French (70%) and American oak barrels has created a wine that respects and expresses its place of origin

Terroir: The combined effects of site soil and climate on the vine. The  Barossa has some very distinct sub-regions which exhibit their own unique influence on the wine. A journey through the Terroirs is a lesson in the Barossa’s versatility. We have chosen Eden Valley to highlight its rich, darker flavours unique to this high altitude,  cooler climate and rocky, clay loam soils.

 Soil: red-grey loams with slate and granite

 Altitude: 400m

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2020

95 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Very deep, intense, dark red/purple colour with a black fruit, black olive aroma, with a trace of machine oil. The wine is full-bodied and rich, dense and solidly concentrated, with abundant powdery, drying tannins and good persistence. A very successful Eden Valley shiraz. Drinking Well: 20202035

95 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Strikingly beautiful, the wine shows perfumed aromas of dark plum, mulberry, thyme, clove and roasted hazelnut on the nose, leading to a beautifully refined palate that’s silky and flowing. The wine offers splendid sophistication and harmony. At its best: now to 2038. 

94 Points

Score: 94 Points
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
Medium crimson. Pure cherry, raspberry, mulberry aromas with hints of sage and roasted walnuts. Supple and fruit sweet with plentiful red cherry, mulberry fruits, underlying roast walnut, spicy notes, fine looseknit graphite/ al dente textures and persistent aniseed/ chinotto notes. Well balanced wine with attractive density and vigour.

 

Other Vintages
2016 |  2017 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
% ALCOHOL
15

 

 

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