Powell & Son Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018 - Barossa Valley
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The Barossa Valley Shiraz is sourced from mature Barossa Valley vineyards, with the majority located along the region’s North-Western ridge in Marananga and Seppeltsfield as well as Lyndoch Valley in the Southern Barossa. Fruit parcels are vinified separately in concrete vats, before being basket pressed and assembled into large format 4,500 litre French oak foudres for 15 months maturation. The wine is neither fined nor filtered prior to bottling.
The Barossa Valley Shiraz is generous in its dark plum and blackberry fruits. Notes of tar and graphite follow with hints of dried herbs and tobacco.
The palate is rounded and supple with dark fruits and a supple tannin backbone which brings with it coffee ground and cedar flavours. The wine finishes with generous dark fruits and white pepper spice.
Enticing classic Barossa Shiraz nose really draws you into a lush, full bodied smooth palate loaded with attractive dark berry fruit tinged with notes of coffee bean, subtle cedar oak and earthy dried herbs and spicy pepper nuances. It’s a big wine for sure but incredibly harmonious with perfectly ripened fruit and enough freshness and tannin to keep everything in check. Lovely Shiraz which is delicious now, but will also age well over the next 5 years. A no brainer at this price..! CR
L-Plate Powell here.
Smooth, velvety, palate-staining. Lovely feel. All rich and ripe but so well balanced, licks of sweet, powdery spice, lots of ripe, sweet berry fruits, a bit of raisin and coffee in there too. Quite a savoury finish, let’s say nutty. Well balanced in all its elements. You wouldn’t call this complex, but everything is just so, the wine feels ‘delicious’ in its mode.
In the beginning of the 1980’s my father finished high school and had followed in his father’s footsteps studying economics. Quickly realising a life in economics wasn’t for him and unsure of which path to take, he dropped out of university and decided to travel the world. He eventually found himself working as a lumberjack in the highlands of Scotland, where he met my mother. After some time in Scotland they decided to move back to my dad’s home, South Australia. They first started working in the Barossa in the early eighties. Soon realising how much they were being paid working vintages and enjoying the local wine culture, they decided to hang around a while longer.
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In most instances, a case is 12 bottles, including all mixed cases. Please note that the case quantity can vary between 3-12 bottles, depending on individual wine value and packaging configuration.
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