2020 Sons of Eden Romulus Old Vine 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.
Fruit was sourced from the Light Pass and Menglers Hill sub regions of the Barossa Valley with vines aged between 60-80 years old. Maturation took place in French oak hogsheads of which 45% were new.
Dense inky black heart with a very deep dark red black tinged hue. Heady ripe blackberry, liquorice and dark plum aromas waft out of the glass trailed by mocha, smoky vanillin cedar, earth and pepper. Lashings of rich blackberry, liquorice and dark plum fruits cascade across the opulent, full bodied palate with vanillin oak, mocha, earth and spice elements lying underneath. Deep and powerful it possesses a velvety yet sturdy tannin structure and good underlying freshness. Finishes long and seductive.
Drink over the next 8-10 years.