Huon Hooke - The Real Review
94 Points - 4 Stars Silver / Top Ranked Wine
#18 Ranked 2020 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Deep, dark colour with a savoury bouquet of dried herbs and dried grass, forest-floor and earthy terrestrial notes, the palate very drying and tannic, the tannins slightly outgunning the fruit at this juncture. Very dark chocolate rules. A serious wine that cries out for a slab of hard, aged cheese. - HH, TRR
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
This wine will continue to mature until at least 2036.
A total of 1,200 bottles were produced and each is individually numbered.
Volume - 750mL
Alcohol Volume - 14.5%
2020 Ebenezer Koonunga Shiraz SR807
Grapes were sourced from Becker Vineyard in the Koonunga sub-region of the Barossa Valley. Four generations of the Becker Family owned the small vineyard until it was recently purchased by the Hoffmann family. The vineyard is sited on deeper loam soils over red clays that follow a small creek that runs through the property.
The grapes were fermented in small batches and after fermentation was matured in 50% new French oak for 18 months prior to bottling. Minimal intervention is used in the winemaking process and the wine is moved the minimal times prior to bottling and is not cold stabilised or filtered.
The wine is intense ruby red in colour and displays classic forest berry fruit aromas. The ripe berry fruits overlaying spicey oak characters which support and add structure to the wine. The aromatic blackberry and blueberry fruits carry to the palate which is opulent and a classic representation of the region.