Single Vineyard Location: Craneford, Eden Valley
Soil: Clay over ironstone
Elevation: 450m above sea level
A complex ethereal expression of Eden Valley Syrah, its graphite tannins are supported by dark cherry, savoury and spice flavours. This wine has been matured in 50% new French oak puncheons for 17 months sur lie to further enhance its flavours. A wine for ‘grown-ups’, so undress it now if you’re feeling frisky, or in 8-10 years.
Eden Valley is the perfect playground for us to further explore our winemaking philosophy, which we describe as a ‘sensibility for tradition with a passion for innovation’. At a higher elevation than the Barossa Valley below, one can make even more diverse and seductive expressions of Syrah that speak of their unique sites.
jamessuckling.com, James Suckling, August 2018. Score: 94
Aromas of asphalt, tar, black cherries, vanilla and hints of pepper. Full body, round tannins, fresh acidity and a wonderful, juicy finish. Really delicious.