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Powell & Son, Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016
Region: Barossa Valley
Winery: Powell & Son
Grapes: Shiraz
Vintage: 2016
Label   Fact Sheet

Description: 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.


Publication Score Comments
The Wine Advocate 91 FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE
In case you thought the Powells were only making tiny quantities of unaffordable wines, the 2016 Barossa Valley Shiraz is not one. From mostly 20- to 30-year-old vines in Marananga, it's aged in foudre. It's medium to full-bodied, with tar and black olive notes on opening that blossom into cherry and blueberry fruit after decanting. The tannins are fine, lingering on the silky finish.
Wine Spectator 92 FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE
Packs a wallop, with intense blackberry, plum and licorice notes, set on a dense body, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins and black pepper and Earl Grey tea details on the finish. Great focus. Drink now through 2028. 2,000 cases made.