Powell & Son 'Barossa/Eden Valley' Shiraz 2017
1 or more bottles$54.99
Mike Bennie92 points
"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." Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
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"(2016 vintage) A combo of of 70-year-old vineyard and 50-year-old vineyard, Barossa and Eden, with the fruit matured for 15 months in 4500 litre foudre. It’s no wallflower here. Phew. Alcohol is modest, the punchy flavour is where the action is. Strong red of muscular, dark berry fruit character, palate staining flavours, serious ripple of tannin. Opens with ripe berry and plum fruits, nougat, sweet spice, malt and dark chocolate. Similar things layer complexity into the fruit core of the palate, a wall of thundering red, deep, dark and yet, curiously smooth as, though there’s some nice gritty chew to tannins in lingering mouthfuls. Serious stuff."
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The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.
Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.
If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the country's vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.
Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!
Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.
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About the brand Powell and Son
Powell & Son wines are made from some of the oldest and most sacred vineyards in the world. Sourced from various sites throughout the Barossa and Eden Valleys, Callum and Dave Powell employ traditional, minimalist winemaking techniques to produce a wine that speaks of the place that it was grown. Their inspiration for winemaking having its roots in France’s Rhone Valley, Powell & Son red wines are made from the classic Rhone varietals: Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro and its whites: Roussanne, Marsanne and Riesling. The Powell philosophy is that a great wine is made in the vineyard and so Callum and Dave work the vineyards they use on their own in the Winter season, then in the Summer pick the fruit and vinify using old concrete ferment vats and basket pressing – producing unique and expressive wines from their most prized vineyards throughout the Barossa.