An Outstanding vintage. Only a handful of bottles left.
Named in honour of the two Barossans who planted a vineyard in 1912, The Eddies Old Vine Shiraz celebrates the Barossa’s irreplaceable treasure-trove of old vineyards. Combining the fruit from a rare ancient vineyard, planted in 1912, with fruit from a 59 year old vineyard and a 1975 block. Andy Kalleske has captured the essence of these ancient vines which his parents, Barb and John have been nurturing for forty years. 2006 is universally recognised as an amazing Barossa Shiraz vintage and my view is that this is one which you should have in your cellar; This is a cracking vintage and is proving a populuar choice in some of the finest establishments around Australia.
When you’re looking for archetypal Barossa Valley Shiraz look no further than this magnificent wine. The core of the wine is a century-and-a-bit old vineyard planted by the Eddies who give their name to the wine. Their plantings, together with two other old vine vineyards owned by the Kalleske family make up this broodingly intense red.
Pristine and youthfully deep, it’s virtually impenetrable with the ruby red colour showing the power and concentration which low yielding, seriously old vines give. A gloriously aromatic bouquet led by sweet spices and backed up by damson plum, dark chocolate and the most subtle of toasty oak.
The rich, enveloping palate is lush and smooth with bright fruit; dark cherries and Christmas cake made all the more complex by the layers of spices: cloves, cinnamon and anise. As anticipated the finish is uber-long with a savoury, umami note which leaves you wanting another sip.
Pairing: Grilled or roast beef with a pepper sauce, slow roast lamb shank, barbequed or flame grilled red meats.
Alcohol : 15.5 %
Fermentation: 10 days extended maceration time on skins. Secondary fermentation in oak Barrels.
Blend composition: 1912 Block 60% -1951 Block 40% –
Bottling Date: 12th February 2008
Maturation: 23 Months in 25% New French, 25% New American, 50% 2nd fill French and American Oak Hogshead (300 litres). barrels.
Vintage: 2006 was an exceptional vintage with a wetter than average winter and warm ripening period, giving the wines amazing cellaring potential.
Cellaring: Eddies Old Vine 2006 is drinking startlingly well after a decade of cellaring. ; This wine will last and last for 25 years with a good cellar and self-control!
Optimal Serving: Serve at 16 degrees Celcius for optimal flavour
Quickly decant to clarify the wine before enjoying.