2015 Powell & Son Shiraz Barossa & Eden Valleys South Australia

SKU #1294341 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Barossa & Eden Valleys Shiraz delivers expressive red currant, black cherry and crushed blackberry notes over hints of baking spices, garrigue, black pepper and lavender. Medium to full-bodied and very finely textured with silken, fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness, it has wonderful length and depth. (LPB)  (3/2017)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Black walnut, dried porcino and nutmeg flavors are rich and compelling, set against a backdrop of plum and blackberry. Dark chocolate notes linger in the background on the long, firming finish. Drink now through 2030. (MW)  (3/2017)

K&L Notes

93 points from Wine Front: "Dave and Callum Powell have been hands on with this project from the get-go. You get the feeling that there’s a more slowly-slowly approach, despite the headlines about the flagship wines’ pricing ($750 a bottle in Australia). It feels like a very genuine, more down homey approach in this incarnation of wines. They’re farming and making the wines themselves, so it’s very hands on. Eden Valley Shiraz from 40-plus year old vines and Barossa Valley Shiraz from 60-plus year old vines get fermented in concrete vats and shifted to oak foudres for their remaining life pre-bottling. Blackberry jam aromas. So strong and evocative. Fresh from the mason jar. Sprigs of green herb and faint tar character. Palate is sweet, fleshy, molten up front and rolls into a long smudge of fine, powdery, pepper-spiked tannins.. Almost a wine in two halves. Slight hard metallic edge in the formidable wave of concentrated sweet fruit flavour, but it sort of gets sheathed in that flow of dark, spicy fruit. Epic kind of feel, particularly if you’re in the market for a massively bold shiraz."

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Varietal:

Shiraz/Syrah

- One of France's noblest black grape varieties, Syrah is known for its intense and distinctive perfume reminiscent of briar fruit, tar, spice and black pepper and its firm structure. One of few black grape varietals frequently vinified on its own, the best examples of Syrah come from the Northern Rhône, particularly Hermitage, but also Côte-Rôtie, Cornas, Crozes-Hermitage and St-Joseph. These wines are very astringent in their youth, though some Crozes-Hermitage and St-Joseph can be enjoyed young, relatively speaking. Given the requisite patience, though, these wines can reveal amazing complexity and secondary fruit characteristics like plum and blackcurrant as well as subtle hints of smoke and flowers. In the Southern Rhône, Syrah is used to add structure and complexity to wines dominated by Grenache and complemented by Mourvèdre, like the more immediately drinkable Côte du Rhônes, as well as the long-lived wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In recent years, plantings of Syrah have spread throughout the Languedoc-Roussillon where it is produced on its own or blended with other varietals. Outside of France, the most important Syrah growing country is easily Australia, where it is called Shiraz. Quality levels here depend greatly on yields and geography, and the wines range from bold, fruity and easy-drinking to intense and ageable, like the famed Penfolds Grange. Often bottled on its own, in Australia Syrah is also can be blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre, as in the Southern Rhône, and is increasingly combined with Cabernet Sauvignon. Syrah has also been steadily increasing in popularity in California, thanks to a group of advocates called the Rhône Rangers. Its most successful iterations come from the Central and Sonoma Coasts, where winemakers are pushing boundaries and creating some incredible wines. In recent years Syrah has also found a number of proponents in Washington State, which is definitely a region to watch for this variety.
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Australia

- While it is true that the greatest strides in Australian winemaking have come in the last 30 years or so, commercial viticulture began as early as the 1820s and has developed uninterrupted ever since. The majority of the great wine regions are in the southeastern area of the continent, including Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, and Coonawarra in South Australia; Yarra Yarra Valley and Pyrenees in Victoria; and the Upper and Lower Hunter Valleys in New South Wales. Many of the wines from Southeastern Australia are based on Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends including Grenache and Mourvedre. In Western Australia, along the Margaret River, great strides are being made with Pinot Noir as well as Bordeaux-styled reds. There are also many world-class releases of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from the land Down Under, where Riesling also enjoys international acclaim. While many equate Aussie wines with “value,” there are more than a few extremely rare and pricey options, which never fail to earn the highest ratings from wine publications and critics throughout the world. View a list of bestselling items from Australia.
Sub-Region:

South Australia

Specific Appellation:

Barossa Valley