2019 Sons of Eden Kennedy Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
Named as a tribute to the legendary Barossa Vignerons who pioneered the planting of the old treasured vineyards, the Grenache fruit is the ‘soul’ of this blend and is predominately sourced from an exceptionally low yielding 60+ year-old Light Pass Vineyard. It was originally planted by the Kennedy Family, with ownership eventually being passed onto the charismatic Leo ‘Joe’ KENNEDY who nurtured the vines for many years, selling his prized fruit to local winemakers.
A highly delectable GSM, power packed and bursting at the seams with fleshy fruit.
A blend of 49% Grenache, 28% Shiraz and 23% Mourvedre sourced from a wide variety of Barossa’s sub districts with the vines aged between 20 to 100 years old. Maturation took place in a mixture of seasoned oak hogsheads and puncheons for a period 12 months.
Totally opaque black core with a bright purple dark red hue. More than ample in its volume, streaming out of the glass are dark raspberry, plum and liquorice fruits which are trailed by a whiff of blueberry, vanillin confectionary, subtle dried herb and light spice notes. Intense and luscious, the palate is awash with rich dark raspberry, blackberry, liquorice and dark plum fruits which cast a plush, opulent feel across the palate. Silky smooth tannins with the back half picking up subtle blueberry, dried herb and vanillin confectionary elements. Finishes with good freshness and a dash of spice. Outstanding power with a long, sumptuous aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.