Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Eden Road Long Road Shiraz

Eden Road made a splash on the market some years ago with well made and well priced wines. How are they holding up?

I opened a bottle of the 2008 Eden Road Long Road Shiraz. It delivers intense plum fruit on the palate and a big mouthfeel. The fruit is not very fresh, however. It comes from a hot year. The initial impression is, this is not a typical Canberra wine. Then the spice hits you. This wine is loaded with white pepper, stronger than I have ever tasted. This goes along the palate, and on the finish is joined by some heat from the alcohol - an acquired taste, this one. I don't find this wine properly balanced.

Score: 87/-

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