Shiraz Pyrenees Victoria
Ever since inaugural release of vintage 1986, the splendid Dalwhinnie Eagle Series Vineyard has been recognized as an exceptional effort from a truly distinguished site. The property was first planted to Shiraz in 1977, the vineyard is completely dry grown, barely more than a hectare in size. Vines grow to a relatively wide 3.4 x 1.8 metre grid, on ancient sedimentary soils and bony quartz shale outcrops. The unique aspects of this elevated property at 385 metres above sea level, coupled with meticulous hand picking and hand pruning yields the most precious fruit.
Very dark brick red. An enticing nose of luscious dark bramble patch fruits, interwoven with damp autumn leaf mulch and musk stick perfume. There is also a hint of licorice. The weight of the wine is full bodied with the fruit flavour profile fully ripe. Eagle is extremely rich on the palate, exhibiting concentrated shiraz flavour lasting for well over a minute in the mouth. The tannins have gradually softened over time to give this beautiful wine a long and graceful finish.