Ranked #4 of 19 2014 Shiraz from Eden Valley
Youthfully bright, deep red/purple colour and a gloriously aromatic, raspberry and fragrant herb bouquet, the palate very sweet and lush with deliciously ripe fruit flavour and tremendous complexity. There is a little heat from alcohol and a velvety smoothness across the palate. Gorgeous wine, very Eden Valley in its fruit style.
Drink: 2019 to 2039
92 Points Robert Parker
Medium to deep garnet in color with a purple rim, the 2014 Shiraz Mount Edelstone Keyneton Vineyard exudes a nose that is simply beguiling, exuding earth, meat and mineral layers over a core of black berries and mulberries, plus hints of mincemeat, sautéed herbs and menthol. Medium to full-bodied with a firm backbone of chewy tannins and marked freshness, it is savory, broody and taut at this youthful juncture, finishing with lingering fried herbs notes. I love the singularity and overall complexity of this wine, but there is a pronounced herbal character and hardness that robs it of a higher rating.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. August, 2017
97 Points James Halliday
102yo single vineyard, matured in 92% French and 8% American hogsheads (28% new) for 18 months. Only a fraction of the normal crop, as was the case in many parts of SA and Vic. The colour is that of an 18 month-old (not 36 months) shiraz, the aromas of black fruits, licorice and black pepper, the tannins firm and enduring, yet in balance with the powerful fruit. I remain to be convinced this is suited to drinking while the '13 comes around, the best solution is to leave both to themselves for 5 or so years. Drink to 2044.
Source: James Halliday.