James’ definition is ‘Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity’.
“Clare Valley malbec has a lot going for it. This wine has intense colour and is all-round youthful – in aroma, appearance and taste. Full bodied and firm, with serious tannins which will see it age superbly.”
Taste’s national wine editor, Tony Love, reviews wine from around Australia and this week in The Source SA he has reviewed Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Cabernet Malbec Merlot and given it 4.5 Stars which places it between ‘A cut above’ and ‘Top class’.
Good value at $30 a bottle and best with Lamb tagine. Perfect for this cooler weather we’re having.
Campbell Mattinson from The Wine Front has reviewed Steve Wiblin’s 2014 Erin Eyes Reds. See his reviews below:
Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Ballycapple Cabernet Sauvignon – Relatively light in colour in cabernet terms but high in character; call it charm. Mulberry, leather, gum leaf and blackcurrant, more or less in that order, before a dusty finish. It will mature (very) well. – 92 Points
Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Malbec – Substance without being over the top. Earth, blackberry, leather and leafy spearmint characters give the wine plenty of oomph and carry. It’s clean but has some character. It drinks well now but will mature well over at least the medium term. – 92 Points
Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Celtic Heritage Cabernet Shiraz – Solid red with gum leaf and blackberry flavours building good depth of flavours through the length of the palate. Tannin is well massaged into the fruit the finish has a pleasant savoury twist. – 90 Points
Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Sangiovese – Light in colour and mid-weight flavour but it becomes urgent to impress on the finish. A good food wine, you might say; it has the kind of tannic insistence. Deli meat, mint, leather and cherry are the dominant flavours. Decent. – 89 Points
Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Gallic Connection Cabernet Malbec Merlot – Light colour and mid-weight flavours of redcurrant and mint, predominantly. Earthen underpinnings, perhaps. Simple but pleasant to drink. – 90 Points
Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Blarney Stone Shiraz – Sweet and supple with cherry-plum flavours, fresh mint and redcurrant running freely through the palate. Attractively floral too. Easy to enjoy. – 90 Points
The June/July issue of Gourmet Traveller Magazine includes the 2013 Erin Eyes Sangiovese.
A full-bodied, smoothly textured wine which perhaps tastes more of Clare than of sangiovese with a lacing of mint over the raspberry aromas. The profile is long and supple with soft tannins underlying the appealing flavour.
Issue #22 of James Halliday’s Wine Companion Magazine includes the 2013 Erin Eyes Clare Valley Shiraz.
“One of those wines where you’re happy to be taken prisoner. It’s dense and luscious but well disciplined, with strict rules of tannin and lines of acid maintaining order amid the riot of black berried fruit.
Cedary oak has melted straight down intho the wine’s inky depths. Great value, all things considered. 14.5% alc.”