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Mount Edelstone Shiraz, Henschke 2010

Subregion Australia > South Australia > Eden Valley
Grape VarietyShiraz

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Tasting Notes

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Mount Edelstone is a single-vineyard Shiraz showing a little reticent at this youthful stage, though it gives delicate black and red fruit aromas that fan out with air to reveal kirsch, red currant jelly, mulberries and Chinese Five Spice notes alongside hints of dusty earth and potpourri. The palate is led by its commendable structure at this stage, with firm, grainy tannins and very lively acid to support the tight-knit fruit. It finishes long and layered. Consider drinking this 2016 to 2026+.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (211), February 2014

A deep and saturated ruby red with viscous texture (alcohol 14.5%). Amazingly intense and highly toned nose of dark fruits, spicy black pepper, mint, eucalyptus, camphor, rosemary, sage and thyme. Creamy vanilla from the American oak adds polish. Ripeness and juiciness bursts from the glass. Big on the palate with a lovely smooth, rich, velvety texture. Very layered and complex. Extremely exotic and opulent. Juicy black fruits. Spicy and rich with 'herbs de Provence' and a generous roundness and the warmth of a hot and ripe but balanced vintage. Milk chocolate and espresso coffee. So fat and voluptuous it's quite drinkable already. Very long and persistent with gorgeous sweetness on the finish.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2014
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