Sons of Eden has a simple philosophy to produce wines with flavour and personality from vineyards of unique character within the world class Barossa region. Sons of Eden takes its name from the two partners, Winemaker COREY RYAN and Viticulturist SIMON COWHAM, who both learned and refined their trades in the vineyards and cellars of Eden Valley.
The MARSCHALL is a Shiraz made in a classic Barossan style. Named as a tribute to the legendary Barossa Vignerons who pioneered the planting of the old treasured vineyards, which the Barossa enjoys today. David Marschall was a man of many talents and in conjunction with growing exceptional fruit was a revered martial artist, actor and demolition expert. His legacy lives on through his vineyards within the Tanunda and Ebenezer districts which make up the backbone of this wine.
This wine is a blend of Shiraz parcels from various blocks from 3 Marschall vineyards in the Tanunda and Ebenezer districts. The Tanunda vineyard provides intense aromatic lift while the Ebenezer vineyards provide a denser fruit core and richness. Blending together provides layers of flavours, together with intruiging complexity, great structure and length of palate. A variety of fermentation techniques were utilised but all involved extended skin contact and daily plunging to gently extract the tannin required for building wine structure. The ferments were pressed to a mix of new and seasoned oak hogsheads, both French and American, for maturation. Matured in barrel for 18 months, then naturally clarified, lightly fined and bottled with minimal filtration.
The palate is elegantly proportioned with plenty of fine-grained tannin extraction underlining the flavours. This has good linearity and drive, carrying to an elegant, softly rich finish. This is an elegantly proportioned and refined, but rich Shiraz with blackberry fruit, black pepper and plums with fine tannin extract and linearity. Shiraz fruit from Tanunda, Ebenezer, Seppeltsfield and Light Pass, vines 12-60 y.o. 3,000 dozen made. Rating: 18/20; Raymond Chan
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