20th BIRTHDAY SUPERDEAL | Importer Bin End Clearance on velvet smooth Eden Valley Aussie red.
FIVE STARS 94/100 |Sam Kim "A gorgeous rendition delivering waves of delicious flavours and supple texture".
18/20 |Raymond Chan.
When we got the chance to pick up this Bin End special from the importer, we didn't hesitate. Nor should you. The Samuel's Garden collection represents some of the best value available from the Barossa region and no one will argue that Yalumba lead the Southern Hemisphere with Shiraz Viognier production.
This wine is a velvet smooth rendition of high quality Eden Valley Shiraz. It's loaded with plump, dark spicy fruits and has been vinted in an immediately appealing, attractive style. Using the method perfected by the French in Cotes Rotie, a splash of Viognier in the blend adds a distinct floral note to the nose and a gorgeous silken texture to the palate. It's delicious - and our exclusive Bin End deal pushes it right into the 'compelling buy' category. Go long.
2016 Triangle Block Shiraz is a deep purple, red colour. It opens with the brooding exotic complexity of purple florals, anise, herbs, dark cherries and red pomegranate. This showcases the high tone florals and precision of Eden Valley Shiraz. The palate has the generosity, richness and flesh to support the exotic brooding florals, then finishes with a full sweep of fine grainy tannins.
Matured for 11 months in 14% new French and Hungarian hogsheads, balance in older French and Hungarian barrels.