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20 Jan

Award Winning Barossa Shiraz – Eisenstone Wines

By: SVS Categories: Wines

Within the Barossa Valley there are a number of recognised sub regions that vary in climate and soil type and bring out subtle differences in the variety.

Eisenstone creator and winemaker Stephen Cook secures special parcels of grapes from the ‘western ranges’ of the famous Barossa Valley which are renowned for producing fuller bodied, powerful wines with amazing depth of flavour and exceptional aging ability to make his wines released under the Eisenstone label. No more than 800 bottles of each wine are produced in any given vintage, each individually numbered.

Read the full reviews from respected wine critics below! There are only a few cases left of each in stock, so get your orders in quick.

2018 Eisenstone ‘Ebenezer’ Shiraz SR 802

95 points – Andrew Graham (Aus Wine Review)
Just 800 bottles produced. This is high quality from the getgo and my pick of the three. Bacon fat, subtle smoky oak influences, the dark-fruited palate resonates with this deep, dark savouriness. It’s full-flavoured, not fruit sweet, molten, long and weighty without being warm, the withering finish dark and slightly bitter. Long term. Such latent power without feeling over the top. It’s almost Eden Valley-esque too. Timeless Barossan Shiraz sitting in the moderate, yet powerful mode. Best drinking: now to twenty years. 18.7/20, 95/100. 14.5%, $75. Would I buy it? Sure would.

95 points – Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot)
My favourited of the three wines which packs in all the hearty flavour of Greenock combined with the subtlety of Stockwell but it is not for the faint hearted with its full-throttle Barossa style. Lashings of mulberry, blueberry and liquorice fruits are on display with a dusting of dried herbs and spice plus well balanced oak sitting just behind. The palate is fleshy and rich with lashings of dark fruit supported by moderate, well integrated tannins in a package that fits together beautifully. It is youthful, bright and promises to drink very well past 2030.

2018 Eisenstone ‘Greenock’ Shiraz SR 801

96 points – James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)
Matured in French oak (30% new) for 20 months, 133 dozen made. It’s full-bodied, flush with black fruits and in normal Barossa Valley style.

95 points – Andrew Graham (Aus Wine Review)
From grapes grown at the western end of Roenfeldt Rd. This is the wine that will undoubtedly be the most popular because it’s so expressive. There’s this purple fruit character that is pure Greenock, the palate dipping more into plum and this enveloping richness. The Ebenezer release is the most interesting wine, but this is the seducer. You can’t deny the velvet glove palate profile and unquestioned power; it’s a picture-perfect western Barossan Shiraz. Superb. Best drinking: as above. Twenty years if you want, but good now. 18.7/20, 95/100. 14.5%, $75. Would I buy it? Second place. But I suspect I’ll be in the minority.

2018 Eisenstone ‘Nitschke’ Shiraz SV 901

95 points – James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)
The grapes were grown by Angelo de Fazio at his Nitschke Road Vineyard, the wine matured in French oak (50% new) for 22 months. Deep and so intense crimson-purple it stains the glass as its swirled. It is voluptuously and very full-bodied, the tannins submerged as is the oak. 66 dozen.

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