Andelmonde

100% Shiraz - Sourced from the Fechner Family Vineyard Moculta Road, Eden Valley. Planted on own roots in 1976 (0.665 Hectare – 11ft x 9ft spacing)
Clay Loam over weathered bedrock with intermittent bands of mica schist at 336m above sea level.

Hauntingly fragrant with a ‘glacier-like’ purity and arsenal of aromatics this boasts the balance, clarity and energy that can only be leached from the finest terroirs. A thick scent of blueberry, crème de cassis, violets and pipe smoke relent to a dark, mineral laden underbelly of slow roasted meats, cold granite, tilled earth and Chinese five spice. Deftly combining restraint, power and poise this hedonistic beauty provides enticing drinking and will continue to unravel its riches for many years to come.

"Glass-staining purple. Highly expressive aromas of blackberry, blueberry, olive tapenade, incense and smoked meat. Deep, sappy and pure, offering sweet dark berry compote flavors and an exotic floral pastille quality. Becomes spicier and more powerful with air, finishing with outstanding clarity and thrust. This extremely impressive wine offers the energy and pungency of a high-end northern Rhone red."
Josh Raynolds - International Wine Cellar