Eldorado Road Riserva Nero d’Avola 2016

I’m tagging this as ‘Rutherglen’ though it’s from Eldorado, which I suspect sits outside any formal GI though it’s close-by to both Beechworth and Rutherglen, and both the Alpine Valleys and King Valley regions for that matter. They only made 40 dozen of this ‘Riserva’ Nero d’Avola, so if you’re interested you’ll need to be quick. It was picked from a small section of the estate vineyard, where the stalks get nice and ripe. It was fermented with 100% whole bunches and it all went into 3-year-old French oak. I don’t have a bottle image but it comes with a red-coloured label.

It shows both sulphides and I suspect reduction too, certainly more of the former than the latter, and a tonne of spice notes, not to mention roasted nut and sweet herb characters. There’s cherried fruit here too, bright, joyous, fluid. Tannin: here’s where things get serious. There’s a stringy, sinewy character here, and it works beautifully with the wine’s wild, smoky, nutty, spicy persona. I would describe this wine as both fine-boned and wild, as both controlled and complex. Because it has so much going on, it sure won’t be for everyone. Personally I think it’s an absolute belter.

Alcohol : 13.9%
Price : $55
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2027+
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