Californian Zinfandel is one of the world's most underrated big reds and this version is silky and luscious, perfumed with raspberry and boysenberry, with black pepper, toasted oak and pipe tobacco on the palate.
When crafting his Merlot, the winemaker gains inspriration by opening bottles of Pomerol from the top chateaux! This has all the wonderful, velvet softness that you expect of Merlot, with ever so much more personality. On the nose, the rounded, supple fruit gains complexity from a roasted pepper and herbal character. The texture is beautifully supple, and the tannin is really refined. A lovely wine with excellent balance.
Has a rich, bright, golden yellow hue and an aromatic, complex nose of lime marmalade, guava and melon fruit and toasty oak nuances. The palate is medium to full bodied and rounded, packed with luscious tropical fruit flavours, a delicious mineral streak and well integrated, nutty oak which lends a creamy texture in the mouth. Finishes soft and succulent.
Wild dark berry fruit and gentle baking spice with a twist of black pepper and liquorice on the nose. Velevty textured with bright berry fruit and floral flavours. Sustained depth of flavour and texture through the palate with a fine, refreshing and lingering finish.
The wine is jam packed with Barossa Shiraz flavours....plums, black fruits and warm spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and 5 spice. There’s a touch of mid palate sweetness, some mocha and black olive and the soft tannins are integrated seamlessly through the mid palate. The subtle use of oak allows the rich dark fruit to take center stage. A wonderful fruit driven expression of Barossa Valley Shiraz and outstanding value too.
Bursting with punchy aromas of boysenberry, raspberry and cherry, with violet, candied flowers and all spice adding to the mix. This Shiraz is powerful but lithe and precise. Finishes with outstanding clarity thanks to a sexy floral note and silky tannins. Finely integrated new and seasoned French oak.
Dark cherry, blueberry, raspberry and chocolate, intermingled with subtle spices and earthy graphite notes. The medium palate weight and silky texture profile are hallmark ‘Eastside’. Black cherry and blueberry fruit point to the wine’s delicious acid structure, whilst hints of aniseed and lightly charred oak provide interest. The long lasting yet soft tannin profile is accompanied perfectly by the bright fruit core to create a balanced finish.
The nose evokes all those childhood memories of picking wild blackberries, mulberries and raspberries, complete with woody spice and brambly notes. The palate shows further layers of complexity woven through the sweet berry fruits. Earthiness shines through, perhaps even a suggestion of rich beef reduction, leather and walnut. Chewy tannins complete this generous and complex wine. A pleasure to match with all kinds of rich, meaty dishes.
2017 The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon d'Arenberg
This is a wine of great presence, loaded with classic Cabernet Sauvignon characters of cassis, plums, cedar, red capsicum and violets. Despite the depth and complexity of the fruit, the palate remains true to Cabernet form, providing a sleek mouthfeel framed by a long line of fine, chalky tannins. Powerful, aromatic, persistent and charming all at once. While this wine offers enough fruit to be enjoyed in youth, expect 5-8 further years of careful cellaring to enhance its overall quality and enjoyment.