Eldorado Road Onyx Durif 2016


Paul Dahlenburg (nicknamed Bear), Lauretta Schulz (Laurie) and their children have leased a 2ha block of shiraz planted in the 1890s with rootlings supplied from France (doubtless grafted) in the wake of phylloxera?s devastation of the Glenrowan and Rutherglen plantings. Bear and Laurie knew about the origins of the vineyard, which was in a state of serious decline after years of neglect. The owners of the vineyard were aware of its historic importance and were more than happy to lease it. Four years of tireless work in the vineyard, reconstructing the old vines, has finally resulted in tiny amounts of exceptionally good shiraz; they have also planted a small area of nero dAvola and durif. James Halliday.

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