Dalwhinnie `The Eagle` Shiraz 2005 (6 x 750mL), Pyrenees, VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Overview

The Eagle vineyard was established in 1977, shiraz clone PT23. The unique aspect of this elevated site coupled with meticulous hand picking and hand pruning produces the most distinguished grapes on the property. Matured for 18 months in French oak barriques.

This is the 9th Eagle to be released and the most elegant we’ve made so far. A feminine expression of the best vineyard grapes from Dalwhinnie.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Still pristine and fresh, with more of everything providing plenty of stuffing; redcurrant, blackberry, sage and a touch of mint are all evident; the texture appears to be the key, with all of the elements working together harmoniously; still oaky, but with plenty of time ahead to enjoy witnessing its evolution. Rating 94 - Drink by 2025 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEb/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark brick red shiny and clear.

Aroma

Stewed plums in cinnamon, autumn forest floor perfume with charcuterie notes with a hint of liquorice.

Palate

Juicy and rich with good acidity. There is savouriness and long freshness and a full textured palate. The finish is very long and fine.

Cellaring Potential

10+ years

Vintage
2005
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

Red 5 Star Winery - James Halliday Wine Companion

Dalwhinnie, so named because of its Scottish family connection, is a unique vineyard producing award-winning wines of great structure and varietal character. Dalwhinnie is located near the historic goldminning township of Moonambel in the northern spur of the Pyrenees wine region, 200 kilometers from Melbourne. Ewan Jones, prominent Ballarat architect, established the 128 hectare property in 1972, the first vintage was made in 1976 and the first commercial release wasn't until 1980. Dalwhinnie has 18 hectares under vine and crops approximately 7 tonnes per hectare.

The vineyard is situated in a natural amphitheater and is the highest vineyard in the Pyrenees region ranging between 360 and 595 meters above sea level. This height combined with the vineyard location gives the vines a frost free and disease free environment. The site was also chosen for its well drained soils. The fragile shale, quartz and clay soils of the bygone mining era now lend themselves to the production of super premium dry table wines.

Traditional methods of viticulture are practiced, the grapes are handpicked from the gnarled old vines at Dalwhinnie and are transmitted into wines of rich bouquet, full flavor and distinction with a worldwide reputation. The excellence and consistency achieved by successive vintages of each Dalwhinnie wine is widely recognized in Australia and becoming increasingly acknowledged by connoisseurs throughout the world. The striking varietal intensity and proven capability to age gracefully for many years has placed Dalwhinnie at the forefront of Australia's finest producers of single vineyard varietal wines.

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