Jeremy Oliver - Gourmet Traveller WINE
"Profoundly floral, spicy and incredibly youthful, with a confiture-like bouquet of raspberry, strawberry, redcurrant and blueberry blended together with cedar/vanilla oak and backed by a hint of coconut ice. Medium to fullish in weight, it’s remarkably long and elegant, with a vivacious expression of small berry flavours with dusty, cedary oak and a drying, faintly chalky spine. From a cooler season, there’s a suggestion of dried herbs and a balance that suggests genuine longevity."
Arguably the most historic single vineyard wine in Australia, with vintages back to 1952, Mount Edelstone has joined Hill of Grace as one of the country's most sought after wines with long aging potential. The vineyard was planted in 1912 by Ronald Angas, a descendant of the founder of South Australia.
Very deep crimson in colour. Definitive Mount Edelstone shiraz aromas of sage and crushed black pepper lead to brightly spiced plum, blue and black cherry characters, enveloped by crushed flowering herbs with cedar nuances. Vibrant, wild forest berries are layered beautifully into a rich and elegantly textured palate with fine velvety tannins and lingering notes of black pepper and sage for an extremely long finish.