Another fantastic review from Patrick Eckel, #1 Reviewer on Wine Reviewer.
He has rated the 2018 Erin Eyes Emerald Isle Riesling at 94 points!
Read what he said below:
A fantastic review from Patrick Eckel, #1 Reviewer on Wine Reviewer.
He has rated the 2018 Erin Eyes Pride of Erin Riesling at 97 points!
Read what he said below:
The 2019 James Halliday Wine Companion had reviewed Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes 2016 ‘Ballycapple’ Cabernet Sauvignon and awarded it with Gold at 95 Points.
Here is what the review says:
35yo vines, matured for 20 months in French oak. Excellent deep crimson-purple hue; the bouquet suggests what the palate confirms. This is the best Steve Wiblin Cabernet Sauvignon made to date in a region that does little more than tolerate cabernet. It is rich in blackcurrant/cassis, with tannins assisting rather than quarrelling with the fruit, oak a finishing touch.
For the third year in a row the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion has awarded Erin Eyes Wines the 5 Red Star Winery award.
This is what the Halliday Wine Companion says about the 5 Red Star Rating:
Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years.
Where the winery name is itself is printed in red, it is a winery generally acknowledged to have had a long track record of excellence in the context of its region — truly the best of the best.
Ready to drink and now released.
The Wine Showcase Magazine has awarded this wine a Gold Medal with 94 points.
New Release special at only $250 per dozen + freight. Contact Steve to order.
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After tasting sixty two 2017 Rieslings from around Australia, Huon Hooke (Age and Sydney Morning Herald wine writer and experienced wine judge) still rates Steve Wiblin’s Pride of Erin Reserve Riesling the best he has tasted.
What a fantastic appraisal!
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Erin Eyes 2016 Pride of Erin Single Vineyard Reserve Clare Valley Riesling – 95 PointsThe single vineyard in question is in Penwortham. This adds another level of flavour to its Emerald Isle sibling, although the actual characters are similar. A delicious riesling to be sure, to be sure, but it’s a question of swings and roundabouts.
Erin Eyes 2016 Emerald Isle Watervale Riesling – 95 PointsBright straw-green; gloriously fresh and pure, lime and lemon joined by a touch of Granny Smith apple and, more importantly, crisp acidity on the long, perfectly balanced breezy finish.
Erin Eyes 2015 Blarney Stone Clare Valley Shiraz – 89 Points
Finely detailed tannins assuage a phalanx of dark fruit flavours, coffee grind oak and some barbecued meat. Corpulent, with a lift of bitter chocolate on the finish. This will please many.
Erin Eyes 2015 Celtic Heritage Clare Valley Cabernet Shiraz – 92 Points
This is a typically Aussie blend of 51% cabernet with 49% shiraz. Corpulence meets a degree of finesse, manifest in finely hewn grape tannins and sensitive oak handling, serving to corral the wave of powerful fruit flavours into a moreish whole.
Erin Eyes 2015 Gallic Connection Clare Valley Cabernet Malbec – 90 Points
75% cabernet sauvignon and 25% malbec, this is a large-framed wine resoundingly stamped with the Clare’s minty riff. Bitter chocolate, black cherry, currant, sage and cedar are towed along by a trickle of acidly through the wine’s dense mid-drift, all framed nicely by oak supports.
Erin Eyes 2015 Ballycapple Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 91 Points
Mint, cassis, bouquet garni and potpourri of verdant herbs give a menthol lift to the dark fruited soul of this full-bodied cabernet. Oak supports keep the beast at bay, taming the wine’s inherent richness.
Erin Eyes 2014 Clare Valley Sangiovese – 95 Points
Bright, clear crimson-garnet; a delicious cherry-filled wine with a floral bouquet and a supple, lively and long palate. The handling of sangiovese’s tannins is perfect. Scores for its hedonistic qualities.