Barossa Valley Estate – ‘Ebeneezer’ Shiraz (2001)

This wine was past it’s peak with some bricking beginning to show in the colour.

I’d held on for just a little too long. The nose was all over the shop and after about 3 hours had pretty much blown off, however the palate was surprisingly resilient. The black fruit was there a sort of mulberry cross plum I supposed would be how I would describe it hints of leather, flowing to a liquorice whack on the end. A fantastic length of finish at the back end, but unfortunately this was a bit too bitter and only got worse as it aired. I have no idea what would have happened with a long decant time – it would have been phenomenal or empty and frankly not worth the risk. Surprisingly tasty with food (lamb chops).

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