Matthew Jukes, Canberra District Tastings 2013
"There is an insane pepper component in this wine which drives me wild. The fruit is attractive, slim and juicy giving this wine a weightless appeal on the mid-palate. It’s like drinking Crozes-Hermitage after a makeover. Precocious, alluring and yet clearly a wine that will develop more in the bottle this is a tour de force from Eden Road."
Winsor Dobbin, Winsor's Choice
"Winemaker Nick Spencer has everything in place with gorgeous bright fruit, hints of pepper and spice, structure and balance. While this is drinking superbly already (it will be released in March), I suspect it will also cellar well, and it is extremely food friendly with a sensible 13% alcohol. This is a wine at the cutting edge of new-wave Australian shiraz. Lovely stuff."
Tasting NotesLovely youthful vibrant red fruits and forest floor characters lead on to a bright crunchy medium bodied structure with lovely silky tannins and length. Winemaking NotesApproximately 20% Whole bunches are included with the balance de-stemmed for fermentation over the bunches. The fermentations are all completed with indigenous yeast and...
The fruit for this wine is sourced from a single vineyard in Gundagai, on the banks of the famous Murrimbidgee River. It is a unique, hungry site with rich quartz speckled through alluvial soil, and a strong continental climate. Considered one of the best vintages ever. Perfect ripening conditions, often...
TASTING NOTES Lifted spice, red fruits, plums, briar, long velvety palate that perfectly expresses Pinot Noir. WINEMAKERS NOTES 30% whole bunches included in ferment, 2 tonne small ferments from various blocks in two vineyards. Natural fermentation, long and bright palate.