When the big man (James Halliday, Australia's foremost authority on all things vino) talks, we and the rest of the Australian wine community generally tend to listen. So when Mr Halliday started waxing lyrical about a $30 Barossa Shiraz, awarding it 96 points, describing it as "An unashamed full-bodied shiraz that has perfect balance, a rare beast indeed. Blackberry, satsuma plum and polished cherries have unseen tannins and oak embedded in their core. This really is an exceptional wine..", we had to find out what he was talking about.
Low and behold, the wine is a wine we know very well here at Covert as it's actually a wine we have been championing for many vinatges. The wine is the 2018 Sons of Eden Marschall Barossa Valley Shiraz.
About the Wine
It's a blend of Shiraz from four different vineyards in four sub-regions (Tanunda, Moppa, Ebenezer & Seppeltsfield) of the Barossa Valley with an average vine age of approx. 30+ years. The final blend is fermeted in a mixture of new and old French Oak Hogsheads (14 months) before being clarified naturally and bottled without fining or filtration. The result is a stunning, rich, decadant Barossa Shiraz that tastes like a wine that should be 3, 4, 5 times the price. Delicious stuff!
Available at Covert for just $21.99 a bottle in 6/packs.