Purchased by architect Ewan Jones in 1973, Dalwhinnie Wines is listed amongst the pioneering vineyards of the Moonambel sub-region. Its first vines were planted in 1976, and 1980 saw the very first vintage of the Dalwhinne Moonambel Cabernet.
Named for the Scottish Highlands town of Jones’ ancestors, Dalwhinnie has garnered a reputation for producing exquisite and complex wines that, like the vineyard itself, only improve with age. As the highest and most removed vineyard in the Pyrenees, Dalwhinnie Wines occupies a unique position in the heart of this region – where it exists as a natural amphitheatre, nestled amongst the ranges. In addition to creating a unique frost-resistant micro-climate, the hills and sedimentary soils of the Pyrenees play a vital role in the vineyard’s reputation for consistent, outstanding and formidable vintages.
Dalwhinnie Wines has been growing grapes for forty years and is now a fully mature vineyard, producing distinctive, elegant wines that truly reflect the benefit of a dry grown vineyard.
Hailed by critics and wine lovers alike, Dalwhinne Wines has received countless awards and praise from many iconic wine writes and critics. In 2014, two of Dalwhinnie’s wines received Langton’s Classifications; the Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz obtaining the classification Excellent and was heralded by Langton’s as “high performing wines of exquisite quality”. Whilst the Dalwhinnie Eagle Shiraz recieved the classification of Outstanding with Langton’s praising these wines as “Australian wines of outstanding quality and provenance … that demonstrate individual winemaking philosophy, single-vineyard expression, old-vine heritage, regional classicism and house-style”. The 2015 Eagle Shiraz was also awarded ninety-seven points in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2020 Edition.
This iconic vineyard produces just three wines every year, pouring decades of expertise into each vintage to produce ultra-fine cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and shiraz. Now part of the Fogarty Wine Group portfolio, Dalwhinnie Wines keeps good company alongside renowned vineyards across Australia. With the cellar door open four days a week, enjoy a glass of Dalwhinnie Wines’ finest, while taking in sublime views of the Pyrenees.
⇐ 2015 The Eagle Shiraz
An aroma of dark small berries freshly picked from the vine followed by sandalwood, vanilla pod and black peppercorns encompass this wine. The palate is medium-bodied but it has an incredible vinosity. The structure and flavours are monumental with a finish that goes on and on. Optimum drinking within five to ten years of vintage.
⇐ 2018 Moonambel Chardonnay
Beautiful light straw colour, with golden tints. The perfume is intoxicating with hints of oatmeal, peach, honey and matchstick. The palate is focused with a powerful and defined acidity on the mid-palate, highlighting the mealy-tropical fruit. It then tightens with subtle notes of burgundy oak. Intensely savoury and mineral.
⇐ 2016 Moonambel Shiraz
Dark purple-black in colour, this wine offers a wonderful lift, with a ripe aroma of black cherries, and rose petals. Notes of spice, white and black pepper, fresh coffee and dark chocolate tantalise tastebuds. Rich and elegant, the palate is an explosion of concentrated dark fruits, displaying density and freshness. The mid palate is full and long, then tightens to reveal chocolate savoury tannins.
⇐ 2016 Moonambel Cabernet Sauvignon
Bright and shiny with purple hues, this wine bears dark, dense and sweet concentrated aromas, with notes of cedar, pencil shavings, freshly cut grass and an abundance of fresh blue fruits and violets. The palate is thick and luscious, displaying notes of floral blackcurrant, rich dark chocolate, and savoury tannins.
448 Taltarni Road,
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