97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
This wine is a memorial to the majestic old vines which were tragically uprooted from their Barossa Valley earth during the infamous Vine Pull scheme of the 1980’s. Our century old estate vineyard bears the name ‘Black Sash’ and pays tribute to the ‘survivors’ – those vines which serve as a living reminder of the value of resilience in the face of adversity and the relevance of tradition in an environment of constant change . This evocative wine captures this spirit. It has been handcrafted with the use of traditional methods from the fruit of old vines and delivers a rich, opulent palate, a fleshy core of dark fruit sweetness and a finish of superb length.
“100yo vines at Ebenezer, matured in French hogsheads (75% new). Deeply coloured and striking crimson-purple, it takes the meaning of full-bodied shiraz to the extreme, its raison d’etre sombre black fruits on the edge of bitterness, but not tripping the wire. It follows in the footsteps of similarly flavoured and structured wines. The French oak is very evident, but I have no fears for the wine’s future stretching out decades ahead.” – 97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday