The head of the Izway family. We have the greatest respect for the Hoffmann’s and their patch of dirt in Ebenezer and we're fortunate to have 6 rows of this vineyard to craft The Don.
The Don vineyard is truly a special place to grow grapes and the soil, aspect and micro-climate combined with the expertise of the Hoffmann family produce fruit with amazing aromatics and structure.
The 2015 Don is another example of classic Barossa Shiraz from a year that delivered near perfect conditions for the Ebenezer appellation. Bright, clean, fresh and tight, the nose immediately displays strawberry, cream, cassis, raspberries; more lightning than thunder, though there is still a strong rumble.
This wine always displays a balance of density and structure, and the 2015 certainly delivers on both fronts. The palate shows distinctive apricot flavours and has a slightly sweet texture and tannin profile. These traits lead to the deception that there is Viognier added to this wine, and this is a common perception for Barossa Shiraz in warmer years.
Classic modern Barossa Shiraz; made to age and drinking well
now. Best drinking from 2025+.