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2004 Glen Eldon Black Springs Reserve Shiraz

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"Excellent colour and clarity; although only medium - bodied, has considerable intensity and complexity, with rippling red and black fruits, and fine tannins on the long finish...

  • 96 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
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"Excellent colour and clarity; although only medium - bodied, has considerable intensity and complexity, with rippling red and black fruits, and fine tannins on the long finish; the acidity, too, is perfect." -96 points- James Halliday- Australian Wine Companion

"The 2004 Shiraz 'Dry Bore' Reserve spent three years in a combination of new French and second use American oak. Yields from the 30-60 years old vineyards were a tiny 0.5 - 1.0 tons per acre. The nose reveals aromas of smoky wood, scorched earth, lavender, leather, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. On the palate it is nearly port-like with a plush texture, layered, super-concentrated flavors, and great length. This impressive Shiraz will age for 6-8 years and drink well through 2030." -95 points- Jay Miller- Wine Advocate

Please note, the Wine Advocate lists this as "2004 Glen Eldon Shiraz Dry Bore Reserve", but this score is also referenced on the winery's website.

WINE:
"Our first release of the Glen Eldon 'Black Springs' Reserve Shiraz 2004 is the culmination of over 16 years thirst for knowledge. From my days understanding the different 'blocks' that created the St Hallett Old Block and the privilege working with the Elderton Command vineyard, I knew Glen Eldon would one day release an exceptional old vine Shiraz."

"The wine has intense dark chocolate and plum aromas, while these components carry through to the palate added mocha; spice and pepper fill the mouth. Velvety tannins and lush rich fruit combine to deliver structure and balance offering enjoyment now and over the next 6-8 years. Only 120 dozen produced for the World." -Winery

VINEYARDS:
"Created from a single block of over 100 year old vines, in the lofty ranges of Eden Valley, the 'Black Springs' Shiraz was planted by the pioneers of the Australian wine industry. Today the vineyard survives on rain fall, hand nurturing in the form of pruning and harvesting and lots of gentle words." -Winery

VINIFICATION:
"In the winery the fruit is sorted, destemed and fermented in 300 litre hogsheads with the head removed. Each ferment is tendered to by hand- with plunging of the skins into the fermenting juice twice a day and basket pressing after 7 days on skins. The wine is then racked into new French and American hogsheads for 12 months and racked again into 2-3 year old hogsheads for another 3 years maturation. This time allows the wine to mature naturally with out imparting further oak flavour, allowing the ripe fruit flavours to shine through." -Winery

Product Description:

"Excellent colour and clarity; although only medium - bodied, has considerable intensity and complexity, with rippling red and black fruits, and fine tannins on the long finish; the acidity, too, is perfect." -96 points- James Halliday- Australian Wine Companion

"The 2004 Shiraz 'Dry Bore' Reserve spent three years in a combination of new French and second use American oak. Yields from the 30-60 years old vineyards were a tiny 0.5 - 1.0 tons per acre. The nose reveals aromas of smoky wood, scorched earth, lavender, leather, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. On the palate it is nearly port-like with a plush texture, layered, super-concentrated flavors, and great length. This impressive Shiraz will age for 6-8 years and drink well through 2030." -95 points- Jay Miller- Wine Advocate

Please note, the Wine Advocate lists this as "2004 Glen Eldon Shiraz Dry Bore Reserve", but this score is also referenced on the winery's website.

WINE:
"Our first release of the Glen Eldon 'Black Springs' Reserve Shiraz 2004 is the culmination of over 16 years thirst for knowledge. From my days understanding the different 'blocks' that created the St Hallett Old Block and the privilege working with the Elderton Command vineyard, I knew Glen Eldon would one day release an exceptional old vine Shiraz."

"The wine has intense dark chocolate and plum aromas, while these components carry through to the palate added mocha; spice and pepper fill the mouth. Velvety tannins and lush rich fruit combine to deliver structure and balance offering enjoyment now and over the next 6-8 years. Only 120 dozen produced for the World." -Winery

VINEYARDS:
"Created from a single block of over 100 year old vines, in the lofty ranges of Eden Valley, the 'Black Springs' Shiraz was planted by the pioneers of the Australian wine industry. Today the vineyard survives on rain fall, hand nurturing in the form of pruning and harvesting and lots of gentle words." -Winery

VINIFICATION:
"In the winery the fruit is sorted, destemed and fermented in 300 litre hogsheads with the head removed. Each ferment is tendered to by hand- with plunging of the skins into the fermenting juice twice a day and basket pressing after 7 days on skins. The wine is then racked into new French and American hogsheads for 12 months and racked again into 2-3 year old hogsheads for another 3 years maturation. This time allows the wine to mature naturally with out imparting further oak flavour, allowing the ripe fruit flavours to shine through." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 53897
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region Barossa Valley
Ratings

96 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

Vintage 2004
Color N/A
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s)
Size 750mL
Closure N/A
Features
Taste N/A
Nose N/A