The Roehr Elmor’s Ebenezer Old Vine Shiraz from 1996 made a great impression at our Xmas table this weekend. At 25 years old, the Barossa Shiraz has now reached the final phase of its drinking window: It is distinctly marked by its tertiary aromas of undergrowth, dried cherries, blackberries plus Christmas spices, liquorice and pepper. Good intensity and length with an excellent drinking flow make the wine a perfect food companion.
The grapes came from a vineyard planted in the 1930s by the Kleinig family. In the 1980s, the grapes were mainly used for the E&E Black Pepper Shiraz. The 1996 is Elmor Roehr’s first vintage after leaving the company following a dispute. Today, Glaetzer buys grapes from this block for his Amon-Ra wine.