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2016 Brave Souls The Whaler Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

Flavour-packed Barossa Shiraz from an impressive new producer!

$22.00

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About

About The Wine

Young German-born Julia Weirich is a well-travelled woman in the world of wine.

After covering vintages in Burgundy at Le Grappin, Bass Phillip in Australia, and Yealands in New Zealand, Julia is now making a small amount of Barossa Valley wine, alongside the skilled and experience team of Simon Cowham and Corey Ryan at Sons of Eden.

Her goal is to craft, "Fine, modern and silken with typical Barossa varietal characters.", and her first releases are off to a great start.

Her 2016 vintage of 'The Whaler' Shiraz is right on the money. It's loaded with delicious ripe fruit, dripping in regional character and has easy drinking appeal.

James Halliday awarded this release 96 points, and at under $25 this goes straight into the no-brainer territory.

Young Julia Weirich pulling fruit from the fermenter
Young Julia Weirich pulling fruit from the fermenter
Barossa Valley, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Deep crimson in colour, the wine shows vibrant and lifted wild berry aromas with complex black pepper and briary herbal nuances on the nose. On the palate generous and fleshy ripe red berry fruits are layered with subtle herbal notes, enveloped with enduring velvety tannins." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Brave Souls is the creation of Julia Weirich, in collaboration with Simon Cowham and Corey Ryan of Sons of Eden.

German in heritage but gypsy at heart, she has worked all over the world, honing her skills in wineries including Bass Phillip in Australia, Yealands in New Zealand, Le Grappin in Burgundy and Mulderbosch in South Africa. Upon her return to Australia, Julia set upon a plan to make wine for herself. Having known her for some time, Simon & Corey, the well-known dynamic team behind Sons of Eden, stepped in to help Julia realise this great adventure in the Barossa Valley.

She was involved in the blending of the inaugural ‘16 reds & ‘17 Riesling, and travelled back this year to finish the vintage '17 reds. Julia has also just returned from the Barossa where she spent time making the vintage '18 wines for Brave Souls in the Sons of Edencellar in Angaston, sampling fruit and overlooking the processing of grapes.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Julia stomping her 2018 reds
Julia stomping her 2018 reds
Barossa Valley, SA
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