On Thursday Nick spent an evening with the Patrons of the National Library he spoke about cool climate viticulture and where Eden Road fits in.
Our soon to be released small batch Cabernet and Nebbiolo were recently reviewed on The Wine Front by Gary Walsh. These wines will be released first to our mailing list and only in very limited quantities. To avoid disappointment, join our mailing list to keep up to date with their much anticipated release.
Eden Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - Rated 94+ points
"It’s almost a clean skin and not sure when it’s released. Says from the GI of Jugiong – which sounds more like a province in China than a sub-region of Gundagai.
Black fruit, baking spices, pencil, aniseed – maybe violet. Medium to full bodied, dense and full in the mouth, but not heavy. More of those baking spices, mineral and black fruit flavours – there may or may not be a little bit of gum leaf floating about, though it’s a long way from being a defining feature of the wine. Textured graphite tannin, perfect acidity and excellent length. This is a NSW Cabernet par excellence. Who knew? #askforit? Beg for it."
Eden Road Nebbiolo 2011 - Rated 92+ points
"Gundagai, perhaps one of the least likely places you’d associate with Nebbiolo. Well proportioned Eden Road winemaker Nick Spencer tells me -
“15 year old vines , old wood, 500 litre puncheons, 40 days on skins.”
Which, assuming I had any talents besides making up funny names for people and being a smart arse, is exactly how I’d make Nebbiolo in this country.
Juicy cherries, aniseed, a bit of leather, some floral perfume – smells like Neb – but so youthful and perky! Medium bodied, buoyant and coloured red and purple, with fine grained tannin, a slightly slippery feel and convincing length. Nice package. It needs some time to settle and build complexity, but what an impressive debut."