A great follow-up vintage to the fantastic 2018! Get on it.
Deep garnet in colour, an alluring mix of blackberry, red licorice and spiced plum aromas. The palate is fresh and vibrant, rounded and fleshy. A modern styled Barossa Valley Shiraz, which is delicious drinking now that will mature well in the medium terms.
"Ever reliable Shiraz from SoE, aside from the screwcap coming clean off in one go. Floral, all lavender and spice, blue and black fruit, plus some sage and tar. Medium-bodied, supple, purple fruit, blueberry coulis, and spice, jubey and juicy, but with a savoury edge. Tannin is fine and dense, a gentle grip and grain, with flowers and dark chocolate running long on a bold finish. Fun, sweetish, but moreish." 93pts - Gary Walsh - WineFront
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.