Huon Hooke - The Real Review
95 Points - 5 Stars Gold / Top Ranked Wine
#15 Ranked 2020 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Deep, dense colour with blackberry and smoky char-oak aromas, a touch of tar and ironstone, the palate full-bodied and rich, deep, dense and concentrated, the tannins supple and fleshy-smooth. Delicious wine. - - HH, TRR
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
This wine will continue to mature until at least 2035.
A total of 800 bottles produced, each individually numbered.
Volume - 750mL
Alcohol Volume - 14.5%
2020 Eisenstone Marananga Shiraz SR804
Grapes were sourced from renowned Roennfeldt Road in the sub-region of Marananga in the Barossa Valley. The original vineyard was rejuvenated by Gil McDonald in the late 1970s and 1980s.
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 colour has a deep ruby hue with an intensity and Depth. Marananga wines are known for their forest berry fruit characters and this wine is no exception. The palate has hints of violets and floral characters that give an added dimension to the wine. The palate displays vibrant tannins which provide structure and will provide longevity to the wine as it ages.