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    2020 Sons of Eden Notus Grenache

    Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $34. 99 Bottle
    $419.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    A new addition to the Sons of Eden stable, this wine is named after the Greek God of the Southerly wind, Notus. After basking in the warm summer climate of the Barossa Valley the vines welcome the arrival of the cooling Southerly wind which marks the transition from summer to autumn and so coincides with the last stage in the ripening process of Grenache.
    Fruit was sourced from vines 90 to 100 years plus in age with 25% whole bunch included in the ferment and maturation taking place in large oak barrels for 6 months. Deep dark red black colour with a bright purple hue. Alluring and intense the nose is filled with dark cherry, red raspberry, red liquorice and fresh herb notes with hints of fennel and spice also evident. Lush, fleshy and seductive the medium to full bodied palate is awash with succulent dark raspberry, cherry and liquorice fruits which are underscored by subtle vanillin confectionary, light earth and spice. Finishes with good freshness, silky smooth tannins and more than ample power to the long juicy finish.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

    Other Reviews….
    Intense nose with some bright ripe red fruits and kirsch-like notes. Rich on the palate with well-integrated alcohol, bright acidity that cuts through, plus scoops of red fruits sitting in a web of chiffon-like tannins.
    Platinum Medal
    97 points
    Decanter World Wine Awards

    Impressive grenache, combining two southern-Barossa parcels and offering pomegranate, raspberry and a range of fresh plums with plenty of spice. The palate is juicy and intense and has fine, layered tannins with bright, lively acidity. Concentrated and pure. Drink over the next decade. Screw cap.
    95 points
    JamesSuckling.com