John Duval Wines Concilio Shiraz 2021
Concilio - From Latin: To bring together in agreement
A soft textured, elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz, but not without fruit power. Sourced from two vineyards in Marananga and Ebenezer, best enjoyed in its primary fruited and vibrant youth.
Grape Variety: Shiraz
Region: Marananga and Ebenezer, Barossa Valley
Ken Gargett, The Wine Pilot
The first release of this wine, a worthy companion to the Grenache. The fruit comes from vineyards in the famed Barossa sub-regions of Marananga and Ebenezer. It spent 8 days on skins with twice daily pump overs, before spending a year in seasoned French hogsheads to mature. I’ve loved all three of the Concilio Grenache releases but to be honest, this tops the lot. A magical Barossa Shiraz with elegance and focus, generous now but with time ahead. And amazing value. What is not to like? Bright purple in colour, we have dry herbs, chocolate, spices, mocha, coffee grinds, a supple texture and a nice line of acidity running the length. Fresh, concentrated and saturated in flavours. This will drink beautifully for a decade.