BackVintage Label 2017 BackVintage Reserve Eden Valley Shiraz - Silver Medal 92 points

2017 BackVintage Reserve Eden Valley Shiraz - Silver Medal 92 points

2017 BackVintage Reserve Eden Valley Shiraz - Silver Medal 92 points

James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion 92 points Silver Medal

Huon Hooke 90 points Silver Ribbon

 

Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW
Background

Spring brought mild temperatures and good rainfall to Eden Valley, and the summer leading to the 2017 vintage brought no extremes. The mild weather complemented the elegant style of Eden Valley Shiraz. The wine was matured for 10 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels.

Colour
Mid purple-red

Nose
Fine, with raspberry and the beginnings of cedary development.

Structure / Palate
Medium bodied showing intense red fruit and underlying oak. Fine, evenly balanced tannins. Very good length of flavour.

The wine shows Eden Valley’s typical elegance, augmented by the mild 2017 growing season. The combination in this Shiraz perfectly suits poultry and subtle meat or vegetarian dishes. Enjoy it now and through 2024.

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James Halliday Wine Companion 2020:
"Sourced from a combination of vineyards, fermented over 8-12 days in different fermenters, matured for 10 months in French and Hungarian oak hogsheads. Elegance meets edgy in this Eden Valley Shiraz with ripe red fruits, rose aromatics, a tonne of spice, voluminous and velvety and then comes the kicker, a savoury edge of earth and cured meats. And it's all for just $20!"
92 points. Silver Medal. Drink to 2026.

What does 92 points mean?
Highly Recommended.
Wines of silver medal standard, wines of great quality, style and character, and worthy of a place in any cellar.

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Huon Hooke 2019 The Real Review:
“Pale ruby-red colour. Charry oak, red licorice and a mix of red cherries and cranberries. Oak-derived caramel adds another layer. An elegant style, with firm oak providing line and backbone. Tannins soft. Drinking at its peak right now."
90 points; Silver ribbon; Top Value
Drink to 2023.

What does 90 points mean?
The 90-point threshold is an important one, both psychologically and practically. 90 points is a silver medal in many wine competitions, and that indicates a very high quality wine. Aside from technical quality, it will possess character, balance and that hard-to-define element, style. And also textural refinement, as opposed to coarseness.

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Bottle Size 750mL
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 13.5%
Cellaring Potential 2023+
Serving Suggestion Perfectly suited to poultry, subtle meats or vegetarian
Unit Size Bottle
Vegan Yes
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