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2016 Eldorado Road Onyx Durif

Glenrowan, VIC

Powerful, concentrated Durif from an old Rutherglen vineyard. Leading example of this iconic style.

$37.00

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Modern, approachable red with fruit volume left intact. Spot on.

Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

This is a more approachable version of Durif grown at the Eldorado Road vineyard by Paul and Laurie.

This is madeit is made with as minimal intervention as possible with natural fermentation, extended time on skins and basket pressing to both new and seasoned French oak.

To find a Durif with this amount of drinkability is a rare treat. 

Power and darkness and complexity - Durif with finesse . What a drink!

About Eldorado Road

Eldorado Road is one of Northern Victoria's hidden wine gems.

Paul Dahlenburg (Bear) and Lauretta Schulz (Laurie) are the two passionate vignerons behind this label.

After taking control of an impossibly old Glenrowan vineyard planted to Shiraz that they have brought back to life, the two have planted small parcels of Durif and Nero d'Avola on their property, believing that their unique terroir between Beechworth and Wangaratta is perfectly suited to produce powerful yet elegant expressions of these varieties.

The critical acclaim for these wines is flooding in. It's only early days for Bear and Laurie in their own operation, but Eldorado Road is definitely a producer to watch.

Behind the scenes at Eldorado Road
Behind the scenes at Eldorado Road
Eldorado, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Grown on the home vineyard at Eldorado. Fermented wild, left on skins for 3 weeks, basket-pressed to French oak, 20% new. It's a medium-weight red with a solid heart of dark berried flavour and pretty aromatics - florals and spice - flying about. Modern, approachable red with fruit volume left intact. Spot on." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Onyx is a black gem and this opulent wine is our very own precious black jewel. Often referred to in the winery as bulls’ blood, this wine is a dense concentrated vinous power house.

Produced from a mature single vineyard grown in the Rutherglen district. This wine has been created with minimal winemaking intervention utilizing open natural fermentation, extended time on skins and basket pressed to new and seasoned French oak.

This wine will further reward with careful cellaring.

Blend : Durif (100%)
ABV : 14.8%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2033
Bottle Size : 750ml

Eldorado Road vineyard
Eldorado Road vineyard
Eldorado, VIC
Delivery

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