2011 Eagles Rest Shed Block Shiraz
The second single block release of this wine from a fine vintage. The Shed Block has once again given our winemakers fruit with great purity of character and the opportunity to make a wine, which shows a true sense of place. Larger old oak maturation has ensured a true representation of Hunter Shiraz fruit character. Crystalline fruit purity driven by primary Cherry and ripe Raspberry aromatics set the tone for this wine. There is a subtle hint of Satsuma Plum and cinnamon adding complexity.
~~ Matured in French Oak for 18 months ~~
James Halliday 2017 Wine Companion
"From a very cool Hunter vintage, especially for shiraz. It surges with predominantly red and purple fruits that appear first on the bouquet, then take control of the mid-palate, thence through to the finish and aftertaste. No more than medium-bodied, but will amaze future generations who taste it for the first time - Cellar up to 2041." - James Halliday 2017
96 points 2017 James Halliday Wine Companion, SILVER & Top NSW Wines 2013 Citi NSW Wine Awards