EVANGELINE* Eden Valley Syrah 2021 *Decanter BEST IN SHOW* (3 Bottle limit)
EVANGELINE* Eden Valley Syrah 2021 *Decanter BEST IN SHOW* (3 Bottle limit)
EVANGELINE* Eden Valley Syrah 2021 *Decanter BEST IN SHOW* (3 Bottle limit)
EVANGELINE* Eden Valley Syrah 2021 *Decanter BEST IN SHOW* (3 Bottle limit)

EVANGELINE* Eden Valley Syrah 2021 *Decanter BEST IN SHOW* (3 Bottle limit)

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6 packs SOLD OUT!! - (Only available in the Decanter Winners Pack or Evangeline Vertical Museum Pack) Wow, all 6 packs sold out in less than 48 hours after the “Best in Show” win, we are overwhelmed and so grateful... Please email info@chaffeybros.com to go on the waitlist for the stellar 2022 vintage being released in the coming months

BEST IN SHOW at 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards!!! - Named one of world's top 50 wines!

Stop press!!! Announced today: 2021 Evangeline Single Vineyard Eden Valley Syrah one of only 3 South Australian and 8 Australian wines to get the top gong of BEST IN SHOW out of over 18,000 wines tasted worldwide at the world's preeminent wine awards! The judges said of the Evangeline Syrah: "This is inly the second Eden Valley Shiraz to fight its way to our Best in Show selection, and its emphatic, showstopping character underlines how well this slightly higher-altitude zone is suited to South Australia's favourite red variety."

EVANGELINE* presents an elegant cooler climate expression of Shiraz distinct from its Barossa Valley brethren with its lifted perfume and delicate structure. Cool blue fruits are intertwined with silky tannins and subtle oak influence from 18 months maturation in fine grain French oak puncheons and hogshead barrels. Perfumed. Confident. Elegant. NOACK FAMILY VINEYARD | SPRINGTON | 410m ALTITUDE | UNFINED | ONLY 490 CASES MADE

How will this wine evolve over time?

"Evangeline embraces the cool nature of the southern Eden Valley's higher altitude and is crafted for elegance, poise and approachable structure on release. The fine tannins and brooding, dense nature of Eden Valley fruit unfurls further with several years in the cellar. We really enjoy this wine at around five to eight years of age." - Halliday's 2024 Cellaring Selections

Winemakers: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig + Theo Engela + Huon Fechner
Varietal: Syrah
Region: Eden Valley
Alc/Vol: 14.5%
pH: 3.57
Acidity: 5.9 
Bottle size: 750 mL

94pts + Featured in Halliday's 2024 Cellaring Selections
"Single-vineyard Eden Valley Syrah sourced from the Noack family property in Springton at 410m elevation. Plummy and pure with layers of spice, sage, liquorice, blueberry pie, violets, pepper, vanillin oak and merest whiff of mint. There is a graceful air to the fruit passage across the palate, tannins, fine but tensing on the mid-palate with a purple floral flourish on the exit." - Dave Brookes, Halliday

94pts + SILVER - Abundant ripe plums and summer berry fruits, cut through with fine spice, blueberries with a whiff of vanilla and subtle, sexy French oak. There's a lovely fruit flow, some nice cool-climate crunch and a cascade of fine tannin for support. A lot to like here." - Dave Brooks, Halliday Wine Companion

SILVER - 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards

93pts "Lifted, vibrant, youthful, ripe, so pure and bright. Ripe berry fruit flavours with a touch of spice. This wine has layers of complexity with savoury nuances. Will improve with time." - Decanter Wine Magazine

93pts "Serious and cool EV Shiraz. Soaking plums, darker cassis, pencilly and vanilla oak influence (in a good way), cracked peppercorns and just a little leafy kitchen herb. Mid to full bodied with lovely flow and glide to the palate. Peering focus, narrowed eye slits drawing on purple and red fruits, nuanced with cool pepper and neatly etched tannins. Calm and serene" - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

91pts "This has aromas of dried violets, blackcurrants, cracked pepper and sage. Fresh and bright with savory and peppery layers. Medium-bodied. All nicely wrapped up in firm, fine tannins." - James Suckling

GOLD MEDAL + 95pts "A modern style of shiraz with ripe but not overripe fruit with high quality oak given just enough opportunity to make its point without dominating the argument. The fruit here is dense blues and blacks, with suggestions of vanilla and cedar. It is finished with beautifully fine, ripe tannins." - Royal Adelaide Wine Show

SILVER - 2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards

93pts "It’s always good, always reliable. This 2019 release is as good as any previous, maybe even better. It’s just so juicy. Just so perfumed. Just so enjoyable. Blueberry, boysenberry, plum and clove notes meet mint, sweet spice and woodsmoke. There’s a clear jellied/jubey aspect but there’s also a good reach of tannin, with the length to match. It’s both warm and fresh-faced at once; it’s in excellent order." - Campbell Mattison, The Wine Front

91/100 "Aromas of blue fruits, red cherry, spice and a cool menthol lift. Flavours are mid to full-bodied, the fleshy, generous blueberry and dark cherry fruit flavours are round and layered, with plenty of tannin and acid-derived structure. A well-made, soft, juicy, round and very drinkable wine." - Aaron Brasher, The Real Review

92pts "A very dark, dense colour, the nose shows lots of spice and white pepper, some quite exotic fruit and floral notes but pure and ripe blackberry and blueberry dominates. The gentle toast of the oak comes through on nose and palate, in a wine where a smooth but savoury fruit stays pliable and fresh across the mid-palate. The finish has fresh acids, very tight tannins, the oak again adding some toast in the finish" - Tom Cannavan's Wine Pages

“A lovely dark fruit character with a herbal edge to it, like a peppery gunpowder note. Gravelly tannins, a touch of sweet pastry, vanilla, nice and long, with a warmth, but the alcohol doesn’t sit outside the frame of the wine.” - Mark Pygott MW

92 pts "Spice, liquorice, black fruit, sage and mint. Medium-bodied, red and black fruit, fresh, light tannin, lively, good finish. Easy to like. Affable and regional." - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

95/100 "Fresh plum, dry spice and dried banana-like aromas, fruit-driven and fresh, with some Rhône-ish notes. The palate has linearity and fleshy concentration, with ample soft tannins and refreshing acidity. A very appealing wine, the texture being a highlight. It drinks superbly already." - Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, Huon Hooke

93/100 "It might be Eden Valley but using syrah on the label might raise an eyebrow. What's not in question is its drinkability. A fruit basket of berries, a raft of spices, it's juicy and so vibrant. It has tannins and acidity to ensure it'll age but gee, it's too good to wait for, so pour away." - Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion
92 pts "The Eden Valley and shiraz/syrah. A match made in heaven. Aromatic, spicy, floral, almost peppery. It doesn’t jump out of its skin but it does stand up to say hello. Plums, toast, roasted peppercorns, nuts. It unfolds as it breathes. It’s mid weight in a good way. Complex but not challenging or in-your-face. Drinkable and accessible and yet inscribed with fine tannin. The pitch, just right." - Campbell Mattison, The Wine Front
92 pts "Rich, ripe blackberry with plenty of spice and well-knit, savory elements. A rich, blackberry palate with supple, even tannins. Very approachable now. Screw cap." - James Suckling Reviews

95/100 "Deepish red/purple hue, with a lifted floral aroma, clean and fresh and aromatic. The palate is similar, not big or heavy but intense and spicy, red-fruited and elegant, and finishing long on the aftertaste, with abundant firm tannins. There's lovely fruit-sweetness in the middle and a certain raspberry jam Eden Valley signature. Excellent." - Huon Hooke

93/100 "The flavour profile is sweeter than the word 'syrah' might imply but the wine's quality is never in doubt. Flavours of port wine jelly, pure plum, sweet raspberry and assorted dry/twiggy spices fill out the palate well; nutty tannin then completes the picture perfectly. Throughout the wine feels fluid and supple, making it a pleasure to spend time with." - Campbell Mattinson, Halliday

92 pts "Char-grilled pepper steak, black fruits and boot polish, a whiff of dried herb. Medium bodied, meaty and savoury, with pastille and prune, grainy tannin, a slight angularity to the palate with an almost ‘metallic’ feel, though not in a bad way, I’d add, and a spicy red and black fruited finish. A wilder more bunchy style of Barossa Shiraz, but pretty nicely done." - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

92/100 "Red berries, boysenberries, spice and violets. It has some blackberried or at least plummy depth but the wine's sheer drinkability is conjured with soft fingers of highly accessible flavour. It has the acid/tannin structure to age, and the balance, but it's hard to find a good reason not to tuck in right now." Campbell Mattinson, Halliday