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Sons of Eden Kennedy Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

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The team behind Sons of Eden are serious stars in the making and if they aren’t one of the hottest Barossa names in a decades’ time then I will eat my hat. But seriously, young guns with serious intent is what we love here at Cracka and these guys have it in spades.

The heart of this belnd is a superb block of 50 year old vines that give quite brilliant complexity and texture underlined by some fleshy Shiraz and brooding Mourvedre. A serious wine for serious contemplation.

Winemaker's Notes

All 3 varieties are fermented separately and then barrel matured separately until blending. To aid colour, tannin and flavour extraction most parcels were fermented warm, with temperatures exceeding 32C.

Appearance:
Deep crimson in colour.

Nose: This wine has striking aromas of raspberries that lead to alluring and complex spice and plum characters.

Palate: The palate displays concentrated red fruit characters together with complimenting sweet spice flavours. Soft and velvety tannins persist the length of the palate that finishes with some savoury nuances.

Cellaring: Optimum year 2018.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Grape Variety: Grenache (54%), Shiraz (29%) and Mourvedre (17%).


expert reviews about

Sons of Eden Kennedy Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

Expert Reviews

Rob Geddes MW (2011 Vintage) says
Juicy complex aromas bouncing with savoury fruit cake showing dark spices, mineral, plum, raspberry and black berry. Quality grenache raspberry red fruits to start very silky and ripe with sweet fruit, silky mid palate with blacker fruits tinged with pepper in the mid palate and finishing gravelly with earthy mataro edges.
2015
Rob Geddes MW
91
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Bright crimson-purple hue; a 30/37/24% blend; particularly attractive wine in the context of '11, with abundant sweet dark berry fruit withou any Turkish Delight/confection flavours; there is a seamless flow of flavour from the first sip right the way through to the aftertaste.
To 2021
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
93
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2013
93
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
A big contribution from grenache in a perfumed red fruit and savoury charcuterie generous seamless fresh succulent and concentrated wine. Great value.
2016
Rob Geddes MW
88
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
2015
Australian Wine Companion 2012
89
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
A big contribution from grenache in a perfumed red fruit and savoury charcuterie generous seamless fresh succulent and concentrated wine. Great value.
2014
Rob Geddes MW
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Light, bright red-purple; a vibrant and lively evocation of this Rhone blend, its rippling red and black fruit flavours underpinned by superfine tannins; ready whenever the mood takes you.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
This three-way GSM blend has a wealth of flavour in the red and blue berry spectrum, some spicy oak layered across the top and a little hit of tarry regional style. The palate's ripe and juicy, with red fruits taking centre stage ahead of some darker plums and blackberries; soft tannins are very approachable. Best drink up.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
91
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
A big contribution from grenache in a perfumed red fruit and savoury charcuterie generous seamless fresh succulent and concentrated wine. Great value.
Rob Geddes MW
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Good hue; it is far from usual for a Barossa Valley blend of these varieties to yield a wine with as much stature as this, nor for the flavours to veer as much into black fruits as red; a case of having one's cake and eating it, for it has the glossy, supple texture expected of the blend.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
96
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Seamless, fresh, succulent and concentrated.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Seamless, fresh, succulent and concentrated.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Good colour; a prime example of the synergy of the blend, shiraz the glue that holds the other parts together; a cascade of red and black fruits with fine-grained tannins. Great price.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Seamless fresh succulent and concentrated.
Rob Geddes MW
87

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