The Barossa & Eden Valleys Shiraz epitomizes the philosophy of Powell & Son: to marry the strengths of the Barossa and Eden Valleys together. The aroma of this wine shows kirsch, lavender, sage and charred meats. It has a dark, brooding character to add further complexity. The palate is dense and deep with ripe black fruits: plum, blackberry compote as well as a cured meats and black olive.
When it comes to Powell & Son’s large range of premium Shiraz, this is your best bang-for-buck bottling. It showcases the best from Eden and Barossa with a personality lacking in some of the more polished, oak-driven wines. Aromas are lifted, vegetal and spicy: green peppercorn amid red berry, cranberry, subtle spices and minerals. The palate is powerful but shows freshness and restraint. Tannins are fine and well integrated with the crunchy fruit and peppercorn spice. Drink now–2035. Editors’ Choice.