New names in the Barossa can take a while to find their feet - no such problems here from Ben Kelley and his family. They've come out of the gates at a straight gallop.
This is a compelling drink - lush and floral with liquid-minerality pulsating through its veins. It's filled with dark berries and spice, structural tannins, and it flows like a piece of silk.
The wine was assembled from a selection of 10 barriques, with a small amount of the previous vintage Dero and some Eden Valley Pinot added to the mix. It comes together seamlessly. For any fans of Barossa Shiraz, this is one to get amongst.
"There’s a lot of winemaking and blending that goes into this wine, dare we say a bit reminiscent of the Sami Odi motif, albeit not quite the mathematics there... It’s a ripper... A reserved, almost nebbiolo-like tension and compactness. Sheesh, gulp away!"
- 96 pts, Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
About Phase Three Wines
After a career in Sydney fine wine retail and fine food, Ben Kelley and his wife packed up shop and moved to the Barossa Valley in search of a better work-life balance for their young family.
Their small wine label is only just getting going, having spent a couple of harvests going cap in hand to growers in search of fruit in low-yielding vintages. Now they have a suite of vibrant, intricately crafted wines that tell a story of the Barossa stripped back to raw materials.
They are making some fantastic wines from the get-go and will be one of the new Barossa names to watch in the coming years. Get in on the ground floor, these wines are quirky and charismatic. It's a cool new look at the Barossa and we are well on board from the get-go.
- JJamesVerified ReviewerWine Knowledge Level Enthusiast1 year agoWine Knowledge Level EnthusiastRated 5 out of 5 starsCertified banger
Cannot argue with the Gary Walsh review. Get on it while stocks last. Only 1500 bottles madeTasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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