2017 Izway Don Shiraz
This classic, modern Barossa Shiraz is bold and brash but still elegant and balanced.
The Don vineyard in Ebenezer is an exceptional place to grow grapes. Viticulturist Adrian Hoffmann’s philosophy, knowledge and passion are virtually unmatched in our region. The Don’ has been aptly named as the head of the Izway family, in a similar vain to the status that Adrian is gaining with his peers in the Barossa Valley.
The aromatics are lively and fresh, impressive and bold, with bright red fruits masking the darker more classic Ebenezer traits. The texture is velour like; silky, smooth and sexy. Cranberries, musk cinnamon and star anise leap from the glass. A cool fermentation created a wine with both freshness and richness that has carried through to the bottle. The new oak component is looking elegant and balanced through careful refinement.
This wine can be decanted and immediately enjoyed or concealed in the cellar for the next 10 to 20 years