2014 Eden Trail Shiraz
The wine is extremely spicy on the nose, with hints of violets and lashings of blue fruits. The palate of the wine offers the same experience as the nose. A strong linear acid backbone and fine tannin gives the wine an elegant structure. While the wine has been crafted to be enjoyed from release it will benefit from careful cellaring.
Picked during the cool of night. An intentional minimalistic approach to winemaking to ensure the vineyard character sings. Fermented with a small percentage of stalks and whole berries, in small open fermenters and hand worked twice daily. Warm fermentation is followed by maturation in French oak barrels for 12-16 months (depending on parcel). Minimal fining and filtration prior to bottling.
Medium - Long term
Gold at 2016 Hobart Wine Show
Silver at 2016 IWSC
Bronze at 2015 The Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
Bronze at 2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze at 2015 Barossa Wine Show
Bronze at 2015 Barossa Wine Show
Bronze at 2016 Barossa Wine Show
Bronze at 2015 Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze at 2015 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
91 Points - Josh Reynolds, Vineous
Bright violet. Highly perfumed cherry cola, blueberry and potpourri scents reveal a slow-building mineral nuance. Juicy, penetrating dark fruit flavors are lifted by a jolt of tangy acidity and a touch of spicy white pepper. Finishes on a lively bitter cherry note, delivering strong thrust and fine-grained tannins that build steadily.
3 1/2 Stars - Winestate Magazine, April 2017
Intense aromas and flavours of chunky chewy sweet plum fruit, rich charry oak and some aged characters.
93 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion 2017
Pure Pleasure. Pretty and refreshing with boysenberry, violets, anise and sweet plum notes working in harmony. Crackles of spice on the finish. Effortless.
91 Points – Wine Genius
90 Points / Silver Ribbon -Huon hooke
91/100 - Supple, juicy, pretty simple but generally pretty satisfying and easy to get into. Red and black berry fruit, touch of plumminess, spice, pepper, finishes with lick of tangy acidity. It's the kind of wine you could splash around and people would feel like they were in on something fancy. - Mike Bennie
Raymond Chan – New Zealand 2015
18 / 20 - Very dark, saturated black-red colour with purple hues. The bouquet is full with harmoniously interwoven and ethereally lifted aromas of ripe blackberry and black plum fruit entwined with fragrant violet florals, lavender, Asian spices, chocolate and nuances of eucalyptus with cedary oak. Full-bodied, the palate features layers of blackberry and black peppery fruit melded with spicy and cedary oak, unfolding florals, herbs and lavender. The sweet fruit is supported by fine, grainy tannin extraction lending good body and grip. The mouthfeel is fresh and energetic from bright acidity. The structure and tannins carry the flavours to a soft, full, aromatic and cedary finish. This is a rich, harmoniously interwoven, aromatic Shiraz with black fruits, spices, cedar and herbs and a grainy structure. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 5-6+ years. Fruit from the ‘Auction’ block, Angaston, fermented with a small portion of whole berries and stalks to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 12-16 months in French oak.
WINESTATE, THE ANNUAL EDITION, 2016
Auction Block - Angaston