ELIJAH* Fechner Vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz 2021 *Halliday 95pts*

ELIJAH* Fechner Vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz 2021 *Halliday 95pts*

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Featured in Halliday's 2024 Cellaring Selections - Autumn

Ten years ago we began our search for a truly iconic Barossa Shiraz vineyard. We are now excited to reveal the sixth vintage of ELIJAH* Eden Valley Shiraz! 
It hails from the revered Fechner brothers’ Moculta vineyard in the Northern Eden Valley. It is a powerful wine incorporating new French oak from France’s oldest family cooperage, Leroi.

How will this evolve over time?
Elijah is a powerhouse showcase of the Eden Valley, a unique combination of elegance and intensity, powerful fruit with structure. My conviction and experience is that a wine that shows balance and dense structure early on will make for an age worthy wine worth cellaring. Elijah's layered tannins and brooding, dense nature will become even more complex with a further five to 10 years in the cellar." - Halliday's 2024 Cellaring Edition

Winemakers: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig + Theo Engela
Varietal: Shiraz
Alc: 14.5%
Region: Eden Valley
pH: 3.59
Acidity: 5.9
Bottle size: 750 mL

95pts + Featured in Halliday's 2024 Cellaring Edition
"The 2021 Barossa vintage continues to deliver the goods! Sporting a super vibrant colour in the glass and detailed aromas of juicy plum, blueberry, exotic spice, wildflowers, dark chocolate, liquorice, vanillin oak, turned earth and charcuterie. Velvety plush in the mouth with powdery tannin and a wonderful fruit presence and flow; long and true. It's a cracker." - Dave Brookes, Halliday

SILVER - 2023 Decanter Wine Awards, UK 

GOLD - 2022 Barossa Wine Show 

GOLD - 2022 Syrah du Monde, France

SILVER - 2022 Decanter Wine Awards, UK

SILVER - 2022 Melbourne International Wine Competition

95pts "Deep colour and a meaty/spicy/toasty and roast meat bouquet that is quite complex already. Some floral and regional dried herb notes, hinting at thyme and oregano. The wine is full bodied and concentrated, with ample firm tannins supplying structure and ageing potential. A serious red with loads of character." - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

94pts "Deep, purple-splashed crimson with notes of dark blackberry and ripe dark plums. Hints of baking spices, sage, black pepper, cassis, dark chocolate and graphite. There's a cassis-like richness to the fruit flow, densely packed granitic tannins and a chocolatey tide on the deep, black-fruited finish" - Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion

93pts "Deep crimson. Fresh and complex wine with intense mulberry dark chocolate, mocha aromas. Concentrated mulberry, blackberry jam flavours, fine chocolaty / cedar tannins and layered mocha/ vanilla notes. Finishes grippy firm with very good length. Now-2030." - The Vintage Journal

92pts "A delicious and bright syrah with purple fruits, subtle black pepper and some dried flowers. Medium body. Fine tannins and a medium fruity finish." - James Suckling

95pts "Really youthful, deep and dark in the glass. Intense aromatics of blood plum, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, licorice, bouquet garni and Asian spice. The palate is opulently flavoured: really dark, plummy fruits, blackberries, chocolate, and layered. There's some lovely oak that plays it part as well. There's plenty going on in this wine: it is decadently flavoured, but the tannins and acidity do their thing and make sure the fruit behaves" - Aaron Brasher, The Real Review

95pts "Flagship wine from the higher Eden Valley, Polished and dark, Blackberry, clack cherry, sandalwood, incense smoke with vanila bean paste and mushroom fin earthiness." - Regan Drew, Wine Words

94pts "It’s the one wine in the Chaffey range that I routinely struggle with but this release is a ripper. It’s big and throaty but it’s creamy smooth too; it has both grain and slip, its inherent, grunty tannin  rolling through asphalt, blackberry, gum leaf and toast. It’s both big on flavour and big on quality. This has been pushed to its limits, and has noticeable warm alcohol to show for it, but it remains complete and convincing." - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

SILVER - 2022 Decanter Wine Awards

SILVER - 2021 International Wine Challenge (London) "Ripe, intense blackberry fruit, a rich mouthful of ripe tannins and super-concentrated fruit. Spicy oak, very full-bodied with a powerful finish." 

SILVER - 2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards

SILVER Syrah du Monde (France)

GOLD - 95pts International Wine Challenge (London) "Youthful with smoke and black fruit. Dark, intense, concentrated, velvety tannins. Soft-toned with notes of spice, blackfruit and dark cherry."

94pts "Inky, deep and dark red of blackcurrant fruit, booze-soaked berries, walnut whiffs and sweet spice. Lavish, lush texture, rolls around the palate nicely, lingers for what seems forever and has all that hustle of a big red wrapped in a velvety cloak of goodness. One for the big red lovers, but those who know the tightrope walk of flavour, freshness and winemaking balance" - Mike Bennie for WBM

93pts "This takes a bold, dark and rich stance on the nose and palate with chocolate, dark-plum and graphite aromas, leading to a ripe dark-berry core that is framed in long, supple and even tannins." - James Suckling 

92/100 "Deep, dark red colour with purple and black tinges. The bouquet is high-toned - as in volatile acidity (VA) and/or lifted alcohol, while it's full-bodied and dense, with a lot of tannin and chew and loads of grunt. A big wine. The VA is not a problem except for purists and technocrats and it would respond well to extended cellaring." - Huon Hooke

96pts "Deep colour and a rich, complex, earthy bouquet which features smoky, char-oak and other savoury nuances. There is terrific flavour here and excellent depth and weight. The wine is balanced and stylish, with savoury and fruit-sweet elements perfectly balanced. Black plums and savoury notes. The finish lingers on and on. A stylish and individual style of shiraz, and a gorgeous drink." - Huon Hooke