2017 Sons of Eden Romulus Shiraz
Sons of Eden is a partnership between winemaker Corey Ryan and viticulturist Simon Cowham who both learnt their trades in the vineyards and cellars of Eden Valley. Their labels Romulus and Remus come from the fable of the legendary founders of Ancient Rome. These twins were abandoned at birth and reared by a she-wolf. Romulus murdered his twin Remus in a fit of rage over the naming of Rome, the city which both had built. Legend presents Romulus (Barossa Valley) as the stronger, more powerful of the brothers, while Remus (Eden Valley) was more refined, focussed and elegant.
Sourced from 60-80 plus year old very low yielding vines Romulus was matured in a combination of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads for 18 months.
A rich, seductive Romulus that has a powerful core of dark to black fruits surging across the palate.
Impenetrable inky black core with a deep black dark red hue. Powerful blackberry, liquorice and dark plum aromas waft through the nostrils with hints of dark chocolate, vanillin cedar, light fennel and spice ensuing. Rich, seductive flavours of dark plum, liquorice and blackberry surge across the palate with great intensity, creating an opulent textural feel. Elements of lightly toasted vanillin cedar, dark chocolate, subtle fennel, spicy earth and pepper underpin the fruit. Beautifully integrated silky smooth tannins provide excellent structure. Very polished with magnificent power and a gloriously long dark to black fruited aftertaste.
Cellar 6-8 years.