After managing a B&B in the south of France, Martin and Vivienne Rawlinson were inspired to establish St John’s Road in 2001, with a vision to produce full flavoured, yet elegant, wines which reflect the essence of the Barossa.
The Evangelist is sourced from three vineyards stretching across three integral sub-districts of the Barossa. Opaque crimson-red with purple hues. Perfumed nose, rich notes of blood plums and blackcurrant. An underlying scent of violet flowers and a hint of mocha. Polished style of Barossa Shiraz, well structured and complex palate; tiers of primary fruit, tight-grained French oak, savoury spice and rich mocha are all perfectly held together with tight-knit tannins and a lengthy finish.
Made from three parcels of fruit from the Eden Valley, Stone Well and Ebenezer and coming as one to make this classic regional red. Core of ripe sweet fruit at once dense yet balanced, full-bodied but not overwhelming, the tannins detailed yet plush and pleasing right to the very end. Drink to: 2033; Price: $58.00; Date Tasted: Jan 2020; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 95 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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