2017 Barr-Eden Estate Avenue to Gold Shiraz
Eden Valley / Barossa, SA
Perched amongst the highest vineyards in Australia, Barr-Eden Estate is quite literally raising the bar when it comes to South Australian winemaking. On Mengler’s Hill, it straddles two of our most alluring wine regions: the Barossa and Eden Valleys. The enticingly named Avenue to Gold Shiraz is a small batch wine that will capture your imagination and reignite your passion for cool climate Shiraz.
The Avenue to Gold 2017 displays a vibrant crimson colour. Aromas of fresh blackberry and juniper which evolve to pipe tobacco, dried sage and rosemary. The wine enters the palate with power and presence carrying liquored blackberry and coal dust flavour at first impression. It turns savoury slowly, delivering black peppercorns and umami notes which provide a lovely mouth watering finish.
This wine has a very complex finish which touches both on fruit and savoury details. Avenue to Gold’s fine tannins and acidity will bring pleasure in its youth and allow long cellaring. 3,000 bottles made.