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2010 Dalwhinnie ‘The Eagle’ Shiraz

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Dalwhinnie is located near the small village of Moonambel in the heart of the Pyrenees region of Western Victoria, Australia and is a super premium producer of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. After 40 years of growing grapes, the 16 hectare vineyard is now fully mature, producing true varietal fruit characters with great concentration of flavours.

At 595 metres above sea-level Dalwhinnie is the highest and most remote of the Pyrenees district vineyards. Surrounded and sheltered by the highest range, this unique bowl of vines is a world unto itself, located in a naturally undulating trough which falls away from the hills, forming an amphitheatre nestled into the ranges.

The fruit for the Eagle Series has been sourced from the small 1.2 hectare cellar door vineyard planted in 1977. The hilly, well drained soils and south easterly aspect produces some of the most stylish and complex fruit in the country. The fruit character is unique in that it displays a very interesting olive oil and bramble fruit characteristic, which is fascinating.

Tasting Notes

94 Points James Halliday
Deep crimson, purple hue; aromas of black and blue fruits, Asian spices and ironstone are evident on the bouquet; the palate is medium-bodied and restrained with fine-grained tannins a feature of the long graphite-laden finish; seems to be in a dip at this point in time, but given the benefit of the doubt given its history.

2010 Dalwhinnie ‘The Eagle’ Shiraz