2018 Epsilon Shiraz
Epsilon is the project of Aaron and Julie Southern (Julie is a member of the Kalleske clan) who own vineyards in the Northern part of Barossa. As the familiar story goes with so many growers they sold off their fruit to larger wineries until a chance meeting with the Massena boys Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins. Under their guidance they convinced them to start up their own brand in 2004 and built a winery on the property. Sourced from a single vineyard the wine sees approximately 12 months in seasoned French oak with only the best batches making the final blend.
Richly flavoured and irresistibly moreish, resistance will prove futile with this superb rendition of Barossa Shiraz.
Impressive colour saturation displaying an inky black heart and a very deep dark purple black tinged hue. Sailing out of the glass with a perfumed like intensity are liquorice, dark plum, black cherry and fennel scents. Smoky cedar, dried meat and pepper notes follow. Rich and moreish, flooding the mouth are delicious dark plum, liquorice, blackberry and ripe blueberry fruits. There’s an inky opulence to the textural feel, elements of smoked meats, vanillin cedar, fennel and pepper then move in. Supple and silk like, the tannins together with a lick of bright acidity provide ample structure. Superb power with a long blue and black fruited aftertaste.
Cellar 4-5 years.