We’ve come to expect a lot from Nick Spencer and the team at Eden Road Wines. We’ve come to expect quality wines being lauded from areas that aren’t normally front label worthy, such as Gundagai. We’ve come to expect textural chardonnays from the home of the some of best sparkling wines in Australia, Tumbarumba. Personally, I’ve come to expect random text messages when my favourite Australian Rules football team, the Richmond Tigers aren’t doing so well. So here we’ve got a project that has been lurking away for a couple of years. 2012: the inaugural vintage release, only 816 bottles made. Has been released for a little while now, but I suspect very limited availability.
Eden Road Wines, 94 Block, Shiraz, Murrumbateman, 2012
Labelled as Murrumbateman, instead of the usual “Canberra” region. Aroma is physically assaulting with massive amounts of pepper, both white and black. Dripping with breakfast fruits (think prunes, but not stewed): profound and deep. Smoked meats, muscular yet lithe tannins. The estate fruit planted in 1975 showing maturity, complexity. A wine of power and expression. Magic stuff, but just what we’ve come to expect.
Wine sample courtesy of Eden Road Wines