A terrific value, this boasts knockout aromas of blueberry pie and cracked pepper, followed by a velvety, rich texture and flavors that pick up hints of additional spice, grilled meat and black olive. It juxtaposes ripeness, texture and complexity to make a complete package worth cellaring until 2010 and drinking over the following 10 years.
To me, Glen Eldon’s Dry Bore Shiraz exemplifies many of the positive attributes of Barossa Shiraz. The blackberry fruit is powerful, complemented by copious vanilla and toast notes from oak maturation. There’s plenty of weight and concentration, but no excessively dry or hard tannins—in fact, it’s almost silky. Finally, there’s the promise of leathery complexity to…
The Dry Bore has an earthy, dusty-cocoa overlay, nose to tail, like it's just taken a tumble through the desert. A dry, earthy-woodsy feel keeps the impression going, but the juicy, fat fruit on the front palate brings technicolor to the wine's initial sepia-toned impression.
This open-knit, easily accessible Cabernet exhibits classic aromas and flavors of cassis and toasty oak. The soft, velvety texture and vanilla-tinged flavors should give it plenty of mass appeal. Drink now–2015.
This Eden Valley white has a core of peach or pear skin, with a dusty overlay. It’s a pretty, though not superconcentrated, wine with dusty, white peach aromas. Finishes with more intensity and concentration than you get on the palate.
Contrasts seductive aromas of fresh flowers, apples, pears and citrus with a firm, unyielding array of stony, minerally flavors. Medium-bodied and a bit viscous, yet finishes clean and refreshing.