Eleazar Shiraz

$60.00 inc. GST


2013 – In line with our previous releases of Eleazar, the 2013 vintage is all about drinking pleasure.  The aromas are quite obscured at first but after some time in the glass they reveal the last remnants of bright red fruits before the trademark dark red fruits take over, along with the faintest hint of vanilla from its time maturing in French and American oak for 19 months.  The palate is typical of our Moppa Vineyard, ripe dark cherries, blackberries, liquorice, coffee and chocolate, supported by fine ripe tannins.

2014 ELEAZAR 96 points GOLD – Clone 1654, crushed/destemmed, some whole berries, open-fermented, cultured yeast, 10-14 days on skins, 18 months in French and American oak (10-15% new). Here the licorice goes and is replaced by bitter chocolate coming from McLaren Vale – well, not literally. The Westlake Shirazs all have deep, bright colour, which is a compelling start, but doesn’t help in trying to work out how these wines come from the same estate vineyard. Whatever, this has an overall savoury elegance

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Eleazar –  אלעזר‎, meaning God has helped, (el-ee-AY-zər)

Only the best parcels of fruit in the best vintages find their way into Eleazar.

Fruit was sourced from Block 2 on the Jaensches Vineyard and fermented in open fermenters as whole berries, hand plunged and left on skins for an extended period before being basket pressed and matured in French and American oak hogsheads.  The wine is left to go through malo in the barrels as well as spending 12 months on lees before being racked and returned to barrel.  Unfined and unfiltered before going into bottle.

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