Region: Eden Valley
Hello there fellow wine lovers!
Tonight I give you Shiraz. However, this is a Shiraz from a region I have not addressed yet. This one comes from the Eden Valley. The Shiraz from the Eden Valley shows less fruit character on the nose than those from the Barossa. However, you can get all those medium bodied and semi cooler climate flavors, like blackberry and currents. Oak has a lot to play in the development and taste of Eden Valley Shiraz.
This wine, has spent its time in new French oak, and used American and Hungarian oak barrels.
On the nose, this wine represents flavors of blackberry and blackcurrant. It ties in with licorice and then thanks to the french oak, a sweetness that gives off an aroma of boysenberry.
The palate is an array of black fruits, that is quickly snubbed out giving a dryer savory taste on the palate. This wine has a very nice mouth feel. There is density but it is not heavy in the mouth. The mid palate gives me olive and small traces of fennel. The wine works nicely into a finish of blackcurrant coupled by well balanced tannin.
This is another example of what was an exceptional 2012 vintage for Shiraz throughout South Australia. This a delightful wine for a decent price.
Drinking: Now – 2018