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2015 ‘Cold Sweat’ Eden Valley Syrah – Craneford

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A complex ethereal expression of Eden Valley Syrah.


Eden Valley is the perfect backdrop for us to further push our vinous boundaries.


At a higher elevation than the Barossa Valley below, we embrace the funk to make even more diverse expressions of Syrah that speak of their unique sites.


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It’s all about the one, give the drummer some!

With this Eden Valley project we are looking for the ultimate expressions of three cooler climate sites and working hard to find them, utilising all of our experience


Syrah from a single vineyard in Craneford.

Tasting Note
2015 Cold Sweat Eden Valley Syrah - Craneford

James Halliday | 94 Points

Hand-picked, wild yeast-open fermented with 90% crushed/destemmed, 10% whole bunches, 9 days on skins, matured in French puncheons (50% new). Radically different to the Fat of the Land wines. Here, much more focused on texture, this wine at an abstemious 14% alcohol. Red and black fruits magically cool the mouth.

2015 Cold Sweat Eden Valley Syrah - Craneford

JamesSuckling.com | 94 Points

This is really excellent with wet-earth, tobacco, tomato-paste, plum and spicy-chocolate aromas and flavors. Full body, medium and round tannins and a polished and soft-textured finish. Drink now or hold. Screw cap.

2014 Cold Sweat Eden Valley Syrah - Craneford

May/June 2019, WBM Magazine, Mike Bennie, 94 points

A pretty epic wine. Full thrust of blue fruits, slick-spice, herbal detail, nougat and that rich, creamy texture that feels oh so seductive. It's a full-flavoured wine but just over medium weight, lending it more impact though the whole wine feels exceptionally balanced and refined. Superb stuff.

2014 Cold Sweat Eden Valley Syrah - Craneford

Halliday Wine Companion 2018, James Halliday, page 266. 93 Points

The ripest and most concentrated of the trio with an abundance of ripe blackberries, currants and blackberry jam, then moves onto umami notes of tar and soy sauce.


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