Country: Australia, Barossa Valley
Tasting Notes: Eduard Shiraz is inky opaque crimson in colour. The aroma displays big obvious fruits including cherries, plums, blackcurrants and brandied prunes. There’s also raisins and a slight whiff of liquorice. After time, sweet spice emerges as well as some charming oak. The palate confirms the complexity and expectation inferred by the aroma. The first sip gives you an abundance of freshly picked ripe plums and blackcurrant and then some coffee and prune emerges. Full-bodied and mouth-filling, there is a great touch of fine natural tannin towards the end to titivate after the explosion of intense fruit with stately oak adding further complexity. The finish is what’s expected from this venerable old vine Shiraz, very lengthy. Extremely enjoyable now, but this wine will go for 10 years or more.
Varietal: 100% Shiraz