This Friday 5-7pm, Eloquesta's winemaker will be pouring 2 of his latest experiments. Their tasting notes don't even do them justice.
The 2017 Mudgee Chardonnay wine has real depth, viscosity, concentrated fruit flavour that verges on citrus jam to honeyed golden fruits. Wafting lush notes of lemon barley sugar, marmalade, dried apricot, tinned peach, glace pineapple, butterscotch, gooey anzac biscuit, honey cake and light sultana notes …lush tangy citrus acid in nature but still rounded and soft on the length, the wines length and finish trails on and on into the minute mark and there after.
The Winter Harvest Shiraz was harvested very late, when the leaves are falling off the vines before winter, the Burgoyne Vineyard with ripe healthy Shiraz bunches start to raisin in the Sun. Fermented and macerated for 21 days with vigorous plunging daily for extraction until dry. Aged in new and old french and hungarian oak barrels on lees for 5 years for concentration and roundness. Nose of red and purple fruit confectionery, plum, cherry, blackberries that carry through to the palate with plum pudding, dusty cherries, floral pipe tobacco, monte carlo and fruit leather. Rich acid length with fine, elegant structure. There are no hard edges, just a line and length that's stylish and lingering. Aged for 10 years.