2021 Sons of Eden Kennedy Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
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2021 Sons of Eden Kennedy Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$22. 99
$275.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

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 blend of 45% Grenache, 30% Shiraz and 25% Mourvedre sourced from a wide variety of Barossa’s sub districts with the vines aged between 20 to 90 years old. Maturation took place in a mixture of seasoned oak hogsheads and puncheons for a period 12 months.
Dense midnight black core with a deep dark red hue. Expressive dark raspberry, liquorice and plum scents evolve out of the glass trailed by hints of vanilla, earth and pepper. Rich and lush, succulent dark raspberry, liquorice and dark plum fruits cruise across the palate with a silky feel. Excellent intensity with vanillin spice, dried herb, earth and delicate peppered fennel accents at the tail end. Velvet smooth tannins with a long expansive, generously endowed finish.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews…..
The 22nd release of this particular grenache/shiraz/mourvèdre blend (this year 45/30/25%); from vines up to 90-plus years of age across Trial Hill, Light Pass, Nuriootpa, Seppeltsfield and Vine Vale. And it's a good 'un! Bright, perfumed and detailed with super-pure plummy fruit, layers of spice, earth, florals, gingerbread and roasting meat goodness. Driven by a vivid line of lacy acidity and framed with powdery tannin, it seems like it is a good place and will provide great drinking over the medium term.
94 Points
Dave Brookes – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion