This rare blend of the best Shiraz produced by Eden Valley Wines members is a fine example of the elegance and finesse to be found in great Eden Valley Shiraz.
A selection of 2005 Shiraz wines made by members individually was presented to our winemakers for their assessment. They were looking for long, lingering wines, with peppery touches and a little new oak over the fruit.
The 2005 Eden Valley Shiraz is royal purple, very deep and dark, showing magnificent lift of spicy French oak plus touch of vanilla and coconut. A strong bouquet with ample dark berry fruit perfume over briar/bramble flower and rose petal intensity.
A remarkably rich concentration of flavours, quite complex in themselves and certainly rewarding. Fine licorice, dark berry fruit flavour – strength without heaviness or high alcohol, balanced in fruit, tannins, acids, alcohol and oak, leading to a wine of velvety excellence and presence. By comparison, a wine of size but elegance as well. By no means a “fruit bomb”, but certainly a very complete and thoroughly balanced wine.
Long term potential of fifteen plus years.