Bachelor’s Block Ebenezer Shiraz, Barossa Valley 201
‘'Single vineyard from Ebenezer. Bachy! Dark fruit, mocha, sage and mint. Full-bodied, dense graphite tannin, bold fruit, but retains a sense of coolness and ‘minerality’, perfume and coal, flows along beautifully and finishes long. A fair bit of class here, not least from a tricky vintage.'
Bachelor’s Block Ebenezer Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2016
‘Deluxe packaging is the start, the vinification precisely reflected in the dark berries of the bouquet and the supple, medium-bodied palate. By both whole-bunch/ berry fermentation and French oak maturation, the tannins are relegated to the sidelines and told to keep quiet. An opulent wine in opulent packaging – no expense spared.’ Cork. 14.5% alc. To: 2046.
Bachelor's Block Ebenezer Shiraz, Barossa 2016
"It’s earthen and coal-like with rounds of plum-soaked fruit. Oak adds polish and a creaminess to the texture, but not a lot in flavour terms; thankfully. It’s a coherent wine, every aspect on the same page. Tangy, earthen, loganberry-like notes contribute energy and interest. It’s a smart wine. Every detail has been examined and then placed with care'.
Bachelor's Block Shiraz, Ebenezer, 2015
"A natural yeast fermentation which included 40% whole bunches before spending 20 months in 300l French barrels were the recipe for this very well put together Barossa shiraz. Red and black fruits, some olive tapenade and with the whole bunch element nicely integrated, this concentrated, medium to full bodied wine is light on its feet at the same time'.
Bachelor's Block, Ebenezer Shiraz 2015, Barossa Valley
"Deep red colour with a good purple tint. The bouquet is sweetly ripe berry fruits, with a subtle earthy and sooty overtone. It's soft and rounded with a glycerol-like sweetness and slipperiness. It's full-bodied and smooth-textured, fairly straightforward but has time on its side. The tannins are gentle and supple. Lovely sweet core of fruit, soft enough to enjoy young - but it will also reward cellaring.'
Bachelor's Block Shiraz 2015, Ebenezer
"Bachelor of Bachelor’s, it’s a beauty. Barossa shiraz in full strut. Coal-like, earthen, blackberried, coffeed. Drenched in dark fruit, clipped by smoky oak and that savoury/earthen/brooding character the best Barossa shiraz often boasts. Tannin helps pull the flavours out through the finish. There’s a warmth here but it’s not distracting, or intrusive. Quality here is ‘up there’.