Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Wines

Steve Wiblins Erin Eyes Wines James Halliday Australian Wines Companion Awards

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
Wine Genius tastes Steve Wiblin's Erin Eyes Wine

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.

Steve Wiblin and the liquid poetry of Erin Eyes wines

James Halliday writes about Steve Wiblin and Erin Eyes Wines for Wine Companion Magazine and the Weekend Australian:

“For most of us, keeping a sense of humour, laced with optimism, would be impossible if we found ourselves in Steve Wiblin’s shoes.  In conversations and email exchanges I said I would endeavour to frame his story from the glass half full perspective.  His response was brief: “Understand; a glass should never be anywhere near empty!”

A poetic streak also runs through his makeup.  The opening paragraph of  his background information to his winery explains “In 1842 my English convict forebear John Wiblin gazed into a pair of Erin eyes.  That gaze changed our family make-up and history forever.  In the Irish-influenced Clare Valley what else would I call my wines but Erin Eyes?”

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James Halliday

Steve Wiblin - Erin Eyes Wines

Read the rest of the article at Wine Companion Magazine and the Weekend Australian.