Earthworks Shiraz Barossa Valley 2010
Traditional winemaking and minimal processing are employed to ensure the purity, integrity, texture and flavor of the vines. In the words of winemaker, Tyson Bitter, “This is the essence of making a top wine and having fun doing it!”Edited from the winery website."Bright ruby-red color. Sharply focused cherry and blackcurrant aromas are deepened by mocha and black tea. Zestier red fruit flavors are a bit wound up initially but gain sweetness and flesh with air, picking up dusty tannins as well. The nervy, brisk finish leaves behind a strong redcurrant quality."Stephen Tanzer
Earthworks is a winery owned by the Bitter and Lindner families in the Barossa Valley, Australia. Grapes are sourced throughout the region from trusted growers with a dedication to quality. The wines showcase the true flavors of this celebrated terroir, with fruit-driven flavors and just enough tannin for structure.
Editorial Reviews for Earthworks Shiraz Barossa Valley
Dark, earthy and woodsy on the nose with hints of sweet cinnamon, floral herbs, candied spiced lingonberries, a little prune and a nice dusting of white pepper. Very precise on entry, this really has fine balance with polished yet firm tannins and well-integrated acidity supporting earth and cocoa-tinged dried dark fruit on the attack. The mid-palate shows a bit of floral/vegetal brightness along with a little spiced lingonberry red fruit that leads to a clean, fresh if darkly flavored finish that ends with a touch of caramel and some peppery spice notes. Nicely done, a bit chunky fruit but nicely supported. 87pts