A new label for us and with its recent achievements, a very good one to have on our shelves. This wine was awarded the top score and No.1 spot in Gourmet Traveller's Barossa Shiraz tasting beating some very big names at equally big prices. Eden Hall wines are produced off David and Mardi Hall's Avon Brae vineyard, a historic property located high in the Eden Valley that dates back to the 1840's.
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The 2016 EH Shiraz comes from selected rows in Block 4 and spent 18 months in French Oak followed by more than a year in bottle prior to release. It is deep crimson/purple in colour with a complex savoury nose of olives, smoky bacon, black pepper and tar. Chewy black fruits are followed by spice at the back of the palate. Fine savoury tannins provide a broad mouth feel and great length. Enjoy now and beyond 2034."
Reviews for the 2015 vintage below…
5 Stars, 96/100 & Number 1 Barossa Shiraz, Gourmet Traveller Magazine, June 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"2015 Eden Hall Block 4 appealed to me with its beautifully aromatic, fresh nose of blue and red fruits. The palate continues in style, with classic Eden valley elegance, fine tannins and supple balance. Caillard loved it, too. "Fresh red cherry, raspberry, blackberry and liquorice aromas with a touch of aniseed and sage," he said. "Ripe and expressive wine with redcurrant and blackberry fruits. Fine loose-knit slinky tannins and underlying savoury oak. Attractive fruit density, richness and mineral length."
94/100 James Halliday's Wine Companion (2015 Vintage)
"Hand-picked from specific rows of Block 4, matured for 18 months in French oak (40% new). While on the heavy side of medium-bodied, has very good focus, length and line. Blackberry, plum and black cherry fruit drive the agenda, savoury tannins help placing the vines' lineage in the Eden Valley. Distinguished stuff."