Sons of Eden ‘Romulus’ Barossa Valley Old Vine Shiraz 2015

Syrah from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 14-Jun-2018
Very dark, black-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim with slight purple hues, very youthful in appearance. The nose is full and well-concentrated with deeply packed, but stylishly expressed aromas of ripe black-berried fruits intermixed with black minerals, a hint of tar, unfolding notes of spices and black florals with black pepper nuances. This has great density allied to finesse and style. Full-bodied, the palate has great richness, density and power of ripe blackberry fruit with notes of tar and minerals, a little game, with black pepper and Asian spices. The fruit is sweet, succulent and mouthfilling, and supported by considerable fine-grained, flowery tannin extraction and structure. The palate has great presence, depth and weight, and is essentially quite complete. The flavours carry with great drive to a long, rich, solid finish. This is a very ripe, fulsome, ripe Shiraz with deeply concentrated flavours of blackberries, minerals and tar, with game and spice detail on a powerfully constructed, but fine-grained palate. Match with casseroles and roasted game meat dishes over the next 10-15+ years. Named after the stronger more powerful of the twins that founded Rome. 100% Shiraz fruit from Ebenezer, Moppa and Menglers Hill, vines 60+ to 80+ y.o., hand-picked and destemmed, and fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 20 months in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads. 700 dozen made. 19.5+/20 Jun 2018 RRP $89.99

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