First Drop Wines | ‘Fat Of The Land’ Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz – Ebenezer
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‘Fat Of The Land’ Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz – Ebenezer

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Single Vineyard Location

Ebenezer, Barossa Valley

Soil

Deep red clay

Elevation

296m above sea level

A soft textured expression of Shiraz from the slurp factory of the Barossa. Brimming with luscious dark berry fruits, this wine has been matured in 40% new French oak hogsheads for 20 months sur lie to further enhance its texture. A wine for hedonists, so enjoy it now, or in 10 to 15 years time if you have a puritanical streak.

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2012 'Fat of the Land' Ebenezer Shiraz

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016 Edition, Hardie Grant Books. Rating 95

All four of the '12 First Drop subregion shirazs are of similar deep colour, and all have perfect corks, perfectly inserted. Choc-mint characters come through strongly on the bouquet, and the palate stays closely aligned to those characters; foresty tannins keep its line intact.

2012 'Fat of the Land' Ebenezer Shiraz

JancisRobinson.com, August 2016, Julia Harding MW. Score 17

Blackberry and blueberry fruit aromas with a light note of mocha and woody spice – from the aroma, I might have thought there was a small percentage of stems in here but apparently not. The oak influence is present but not intrusive. Incredibly smooth, like chocolate melting in your mouth, though the fruit flavours are fresh and bright. Seductive and yet fresh. Thick, smooth and long. Perhaps a little too one-dimensional for greatness but I am sure it will get more complex as it ages. Just a bit of heat on the finish but no burn. (JH)

2012 'Fat of the Land' Ebenezer Shiraz

Gourmet Traveller Wine, Oct/Nov 2015, 100 Top New Releases, Huon Hooke, p 152. 95 Points / *****

This is a whopper: a knife-and-fork wine. Its bouquet suggests smoky charcoal, cocoa and black plums, while the palate is dense and chewy, full-bodied and fleshy with a velvet texture, succulent fruit and mouth-coating tannins.

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