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  • Limited release, only 1,000 Bottles.
  • The very best from Single Vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz wines for bottling under the Autumnus label.
  • Careful cellaring this wine will mature for many years to come.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Crimson
Nose Deep crimson in colour the wine displays an attractive complex aroma of spice and white pepper, lavender fragrances and an infused blueberry liquorice lift.
Palate The palate is concentrated and complex in both flavour and intrigue, displaying layers of fruit and savoury spice, finishing with a chewy, textured tannin.
Food Pairing Steak with mushroom puff tartlets.
Cellaring Drink Now
Notes The Eden Valley climate throughout the late Summer and Autumn months is typified by warm days and cool evenings.
Variety Shiraz
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2012
Region Eden Valley
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Sons of Eden
Sons of Eden takes its name from the two talented folk; Winemaker Corey Ryan and Viticulturist Simon Cowham, who both learnt and refined their trades in the vineyards and cellars of Eden Valley.



Their simple philosophy of producing world class wines with flavour and personality from vineyards of unique character (all within the Barossa region) has been a successful one, with high praise from critics and punters alike since their first releases, some years ago.



The stable of wine include ever impressive 'Remus' and 'Romulus' Shiraz' as well as the undeniably high quality and great value 'Kennedy' GSM and 'Freya' Riesling.



"...it comes as no surprise to find that the estate-grown wines are of outstanding quality."

5 stars, James Halliday Wine Companion
Eden Valley
Eden Valley is a cool climate wine region between 400 and 600m up the Barossa range, to the east of the warmer Barossa Valley. It is of a similar size to Barossa Valley, but given the altitude and cooler climate, Eden Valley is reknowned for producing high quality Riesling and Shiraz. Due to its cool climate, small portions of cooler Eden Valley fruit are often blended with 'sister' wines from the Barossa Valley.



The cooler climate provides optimum conditions for long, slow ripening of the grapes, which generally retain acidity and developing complex flavours on the vine. The townships sub regions include Keyneton in the east, Truro in the north and Mt Pleasant in the south and High Eden, located even higher up the Barossa Ranges, with even cooler temperatures.



The soils of the region is generally nutrient poor yellow podzolic/sandy & pink quartz soils over decomposed (gneiss) granite. With its rocky outcrop, which extends to the soild, most irrigation is provided by dams, and most vineyards plant their vines close together. When compared to Clare Valley, Eden Valley is slightly higher in altitude and a little cooler, though has similar sunshine hours, but lower levels of continentality.
99
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Sam Kim
An exceptional single vineyard shiraz made from low-yielding (1.25 t/ha) vines grown in the Keyneton district; the gloriously complex bouquet shows dark fruit, mature game, truffle, tapenade, dried herb and floral characters. The palate exhibits outstanding depth of fruit power and density, yet elegant and poised, and delivers waves of delicious flavours. The fermentation included some whole bunch, which has given the wine captivating complexity and firm structure, promising to develop gracefully. At its best: 2019 to 2030.
90
points
Huon Hooke
Very deep red colour, with purple and black reflections. The bouquet seems overripe and a trifle jammy, with ginger and spice oaky notes and even a suggestion of cinnamon. The palate is massive and extractive, bitter tannins dominating. This is a very big, concentrated, rather overbuilt, overripe and over-oaked wine, with some bitter tannins that count against its drinkability. It's a surprising choice for what is likely to be an expensive new flagship wine.

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