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Eddies Old Vine 2018 Shiraz (Average Vine Age 70 years)

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  • When you’re looking for the archetypal Barossa Valley Shiraz, look no further than this broodingly intense red. The core of this magnificent wine comes from three Old Vine vineyards planted by the Atze family in 1912, 1951 and 1975. There two workers Eddies Staehr (Andy Kalleske's great uncle) and Eddies Liebig planted the oldest of these three vineyards in 1912.

    Pristine and youthfully deep, it’s virtually impenetrable, with the ruby red colour showing the power and concentration that low yielding, seriously old vines provide. 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 that leaves you wanting another sip.

     

    • Vintage:  2018
      Grape Varieties: Shiraz 100%
      Harvest Date: March 8th 2018
      Bottling Date: June 2020
      Technical Details: 15% Alc. 
      Food Pairing

      Grilled or roast beef with a pepper sauce, slow roast lamb shank, barbequed or flame grilled red meats.

      Serving Temperature:

      18 Degrees Celcius.

      Cellaring:

      For a wine so young, and one with so much potential to mature, Eddies Old Vine 2018 is drinking startlingly well right now. But don’t be fooled; this wine will last and last for 25 years with a good cellar and self-
      control!

      Background/Story:

      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. 

      Fermentation/Maturation

      21 days extended maceration time on skins. Secondary fermentation in oak Barrels. Barrel ferment.

      22 Months in 25% New French, 25% New American, 50% 2nd fill French and American Oak Hogshead (300 litres) barrels.

      Vineyard:

      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. 

      Vintage:

      2018 was an exceptionally early vintage due to a warmer than average ripening period, giving the wines their full bodied and intense concentrated black fruit characters.



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    PR
    06/02/2021
    Perry R.
    Australia
    10 out 10

    Great classic Shiraz and great value.

    LB
    04/29/2021
    Lyndon B.
    Australia Australia
    All Time Favourite

    This is my favourite wine all time. Been having it since 2006 vintage and never get sick of it. Always a step above most other quality wines. Silky smooth, dark and rich, flavourful.

    DL
    04/19/2021
    Darren L.
    Australia Australia
    Magnificent

    Loved it, reccommend!

    PL
    08/30/2020
    Peter L.
    Australia Australia
    Look no further for a superb shiraz ...

    Stunning full bodied shiraz with bold tannins - sumptuous - superb

    SB
    06/18/2020
    Shane B.
    Australia Australia
    Excellent - as always

    this is one of my favorite wines, always an enjoyable drink. the type of wine where you need to create an event just so you have a reason to open it