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2017 Eldorado Road Onyx Durif

Glenrowan, VIC

Powerful, concentrated Durif from an old Rutherglen vineyard.  A leading example of this iconic wine style.

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$37.00

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Perfumed, finessed, intricate; all these things.

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
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 : 13.3%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2033
Bottle Size : 750ml

Eldorado Road vineyard
Eldorado Road vineyard
Eldorado, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A durif that's approachable and immensely pleasurable to drink are generally rare, but this is one. It is not extracted or killed with oak. Instead, the quality fruit shines through. It's remarkably juicy with pliant yet decisive tannins and a freshness throughout." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

94Points
The Wine Front

"Beautiful. So measured, so flavoursome, so fresh. Redcurrant and graphite, tar and cloves. It’s both energetic and intense, with fine-grained tannin pulling it through to a satisfying close. Perfumed, finessed, intricate; all these things." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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