Sons of Eden Marschall Shiraz 6pk 2020
Winemaker Corey Ryan and Viticulturist Simon Cowham are the ‘Sons of Eden’, who both learned and honed their skills in the Barossa Valley. The team focusses on varieties that the Barossa produces to the highest standards, such as Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre from the Barossa Valley as well as Riesling from the Eden Valley. Sons of Eden wines are crafted using carefully managed and selected fruit as well as a mixture of traditional and modern winemaking techniques. The wines are paying tribute to the pioneers, characters and rich traditions of the Barossa region.
Sons of Eden Marschall Shiraz 2020
2020 was not the easiest vintage in the Barossa and this is a good effort. It’s deeply coloured to start and then has some quite serious upfront fruit impact – layers of dark fruit pastilles are wound up with toasty oak in a style with wide appeal. There is a real juiciness to the fruit too on the palate – sappy cherry fruits and blackberries before finishing on a more muscular theme with oak tannins coming into the frame. It’s a little edgy right now but will settle down very nicely indeed over the next two or three years. But if you do want to drink it young, bring out a rump steak.
Rating: 92 Points
Source: Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot