Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Wines

Steve Wiblins Erin Eyes Wines James Halliday Australian Wines Companion Awards

Wine Genius – Erin Eyes Wines Malbec 2013

The Wine Genius team have had the opportunity to taste the Erin Eyes Wines Malbec 2013.

Here is the tasting note and score.

Note:
Medium weight with complex briary tones, overlayed with soaked plums, exotic spice and hints of feminine perfume. Lifted and varietal fruits pulse across the palate, finishing with bold acidity and significant length.

Drinking Range: 2014 – 2016
Score: 90
Wine Genius tastes Steve Wiblin's Erin Eyes Wine

Huon Hooke reviews 2013 Erin Eyes Shiraz

Huon Hooke reviews Erin Eyes WinesIndependent wine writer Huon Hooke has reviewed the 2013 Erin Eyes Shiraz.

What Huon thinks…

92 Points

“Deep red/purple colour, the aroma is plummy and dark cherry-like, chocolate and vanilla too. There are some oak-influenced characters. The acidity is fresh and keeps it lively, the finish is firm and tight and the wine promises to age well. Very good.”

Winsor Dobbin reviews 2013 Erin Eyes Merlot

Food wine and travel writer Winsor Dobbin reviews the 2013 Erin Eyes Merlot:

“Steve Wiblin is closing in on four decades in the wine business, first on the marketing side for labels such as Wynns and the now sadly neglected Seaview, then for close on 15 years as a partner and co-owner of the Neagles Rock label. Now, after recovering from a period of ill health, he’s sourcing premium Clare fruit for his own boutique label Erin Eyes, the name of which is a nod to to his Irish ancestry. This is one the better merlots to be found in Australia, rich and profound with plenty of length and palate weight. It’s soft, as you’d expect, but also very interesting.”

Wine Genius – Erin Eyes Wines Sangiovese 2013

The Wine Genius team have had the opportunity to taste the Erin Eyes Wines Sangiovese 2013.

Here is the tasting note and score.

Note:
Packed with fresh primary sour fruits, plenty of spice and feminine lift. Vigorous acidity of aptly offset by a plush mouth feel, hints of spice plum, supple tannins and other textural elements. Made in an early drinking style; drink and enjoy it now.

Drinking Range: 2013 – 2017
Score: 91
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Wine Genius – Erin Eyes Wines Shiraz 2013

The Wine Genius team have had the opportunity to taste the Erin Eyes Wines Shiraz 2013

Here is the tasting note and score.

Note:
This is a bold and poignant Shiraz though-and-through, long and quite textural with blue fruits, measured oak and genuine balance. Generous palate weight is built upon ripe dark cherry and plums; this is considered wine making and pure fruit; finishing with good acidity.

Drinking Range: 2013 – 2017
Score: 92

Wine Genius tastes Steve Wiblin's Erin Eyes Wine

Huon Hooke reviews 2014 Erin Eyes Riesling

Huon Hooke reviews Erin Eyes WinesIndependent wine writer Huon Hooke has reviewed the 2014 Erin Eyes Riesling.

What Huon thinks…

94 Points

“Perfumey straw and floral aromas, very attractive, with a delicately restrained, refined palate with subtlety and understated intensity. It’s a tight, reserved wine with very good length and line. Tight, compact, intense and searing. A classic style that will reward cellaring.”

 

Erin Eyes Wines awarded Dark Horse Winery 2015

James Halliday has recognised Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Wines as one of ten Dark Horse wineries for 2015 with a five star rating.

There was an unusually large number of contenders for this recognition, due in no small measure to the generally outstanding 2012 vintage (the unlucky regions headed by the Hunter Valley). The normal pre-qualification applies: namely that the winery in question has not previously achieved a five-star rating, no matter that it may have been knocking on the door of five stars over the years.

In writing about Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Wines, James Halliday commented:

“‘In 1842 my English convict forbear John Wiblin gazed into a pair of Erin eyes.’ It’s a long story, as is the battle owner/winemaker Steve Wiblin has had with leukaemia and a brain tumour. I knew none of that when I tasted the wines for this edition, so sentiment did not enter into the points; had it done so, they may have been higher still.”

Read more about the ten Dark Horse wineries for 2015 at Wine Companion.