KARRA YERTA WINES 2005 EDEN VALLEY SHIRAZ
PRODUCT: Karra Yerta Wines 2005 Bullfrog Flat Shiraz
APPELLATION: Eden Valley
HARVESTED: April 19, 2005
BOTTLED: March 18, 2007
PRODUCTION: 62 cases/dozen
CELLARING: drink now to 2017
This vibrant, deep garnet coloured shiraz was made by James Linke from 45-50 year old dry-grown, hand-picked grapes which are situated a mere few hundred metres to the west of the famous Ringland "Three Rivers" vineyard in the premium area of the Barossa Ranges. A lifted and perfumed nose of satsuma plum, sweet black cherry, black tea and wood smoke overlain with subtle cardamon and fennel spice derived from almost 24 months in French Oak hogsheads. Medium bodied with fine tannins the palate displays a range of red and black fruits, currants, plum and blackberry and a fine balance of acidity. An aromatic and alluring shiraz from one of the highest vineyards in the Barossa Ranges and the renowned 2005 Eden Valley vintage. Screwcap.
94++/100 points Philip White - "The Independent Weekly"