Terroirs of the Barossa Ebenezer District Shiraz 2008
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Tasting Notes

Ebenezer is located in the Northern most reaches of the Barossa and wines from this region are typically characterised by lifted aromas of lavender and spice. The palate is full of red fruits, leather, cedar and fine, talc like tannins.

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C.
Further maturation in a mixture of French and American Oak for 18 months has resulted in a wine of great structure and finesse.

Reviews
90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Fresh berry fruit, peppermint, nougat and mixed spice. It’s the lightest of the Terroir Trio and has a nervy acid spine cutting through its sweet and tangy nutty fruit. Tannins are fine grained and ripe but there’s some bitter herbal flavour on the finish that detracts. Good but not top shelf.
94 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011
Deep red-purple; the bouquet is rich and deep, with black fruits, plum cake, chocolate and mocha aromas faithfully replayed on the full-bodied, albeit quite soft, palate. From the 80-year-old vines of the Lauke Vineyard. If you use a one-piece cork, it needs to be of better quality than those in the '08 Terroirs of the Barossa Shirazs. Drink By: 2023 Date Tasted: 25 Mar 2010
Silver Medal
Review by: 2010 - International Wine and Spirit Competition

 

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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Ebenezer District
DATE BOTTLED
February 2010
% ALCOHOL
14%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.80 g/L
ACIDITY
7.19 g/L
pH
3.48
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Tasting Notes

Ebenezer is located in the Northern most reaches of the Barossa and wines from this region are typically characterised by lifted aromas of lavender and spice. The palate is full of red fruits, leather, cedar and fine, talc like tannins.

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C.
Further maturation in a mixture of French and American Oak for 18 months has resulted in a wine of great structure and finesse.

Reviews
90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Fresh berry fruit, peppermint, nougat and mixed spice. It’s the lightest of the Terroir Trio and has a nervy acid spine cutting through its sweet and tangy nutty fruit. Tannins are fine grained and ripe but there’s some bitter herbal flavour on the finish that detracts. Good but not top shelf.

94 Points

Score: 94 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011
Deep red-purple; the bouquet is rich and deep, with black fruits, plum cake, chocolate and mocha aromas faithfully replayed on the full-bodied, albeit quite soft, palate. From the 80-year-old vines of the Lauke Vineyard. If you use a one-piece cork, it needs to be of better quality than those in the '08 Terroirs of the Barossa Shirazs. Drink By: 2023 Date Tasted: 25 Mar 2010

Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: 2010 - International Wine and Spirit Competition

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2005 |  2006 |  2007 |  2009 |  2010 |  2012 |  2013 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Ebenezer District
DATE BOTTLED
February 2010
% ALCOHOL
14%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.80 g/L
ACIDITY
7.19 g/L
pH
3.48

 

 

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