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2018 Powell & Son Barossa Valley Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

Top value Barossa Shiraz from the irrepressible David & Callum Powell.

$30.00

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About The Wine

This, the 'entry-level' Shiraz from the Powell & Son range gives good insight into their house style.

This fruit from 20+ year old vineyards predominantly in the north of the Barossa is fermented in concrete then sent to huge foudre for maturation before bottling. Oak is used here as a seasoning, not the star of the show, as is the case with many Barossa Shiraz. It's lush, ripe and sweetly fruited while feeling fresh at the same time. 

The finished wine is a moreish, open-faced Barossa Shiraz that enthusiasts of the style will instantly fall in love with.

Great value to be had here for the Barossa Shiraz fan.

About Powell & Son

Powell & Son is a joint operation between father and son team, David and Callum Powell.

David was the spearhead behind the Torbreck juggernaut that took the world by storm in the 1990s. After leaving the Torbreck name behind, David and Callum partnered up to establish their own small operation focused around expressing some of the Barossa and Eden Valley's most precious vineyards.

With his decades-long relationships with these Barossa Valley growers as the foundation of the project, David has taken a step back in terms of the winemaking. It's now up to Callum to do the heavy lifting in the cellar, bringing these powerhouse expressions of Barossa Valley reds to life and writing the next chapter in the story of the Powell family and their beloved Barossa Valley.

Callum & David Powell
Callum & David Powell
Barossa Valley, SA
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From The Producer

The Barossa Valley Shiraz is sourced from mature Barossa Valley vineyards (20+ years old) with the majority located along the region’s North-Western ridge in Marananga and Seppeltsfield as well as Lyndoch Valley in the Southern Barossa.

Grape parcels are vinified separately in concrete vats, before being basket pressed and assembled into large format 4,500 litre French oak foudres for 15 months maturation.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Old bush vines managed by the Powells
Old bush vines managed by the Powells
Barossa Valley, SA
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"The Barossa Valley Shiraz is generous in its dark plum and blackberry fruits. Notes of tar and graphite follow with hints of dried herbs and tobacco. The palate is rounded and supple with dark fruits and a supple tannin backbone which brings with it coffee ground and cedar flavours. The wine finishes with generous dark fruits and white pepper spice." - Callum Powell, winemaker

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Fantastic, but a little too young

Very green on the first drop of the first sip. The rich red fruit shines early on and carries through. Tannins are soft and mellow but a little sharp up front with the young vintage.

I had this with a fairly fatty steak medium rare, and it was extraordinary. Paired remarkably well with the red meat.

I'll give my last bottle of 2017 another two or three years before I enjoy it again. Hopefully it will have mellowed out a fair bit more by then.

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