Artisans of Barossa 'Six Origins of Barossa Shiraz Project' 2018
About the ‘Six Origins of Barossa Shiraz’ Project:
This collaborative effort brings our winemakers together to explore the possibilities of Barossa Shiraz from multiple different sub-regions of the Barossa and what that location’s effect on the final wine is.
This inaugural release was an experiment designed to explore and expand on the conversation that the ‘Barossa Grounds’ research started in 2008 o evaluate the variations in wine style across the Barossa Zone. Follow the link for “Barossa Grounds." link
Taste the wines at Artisans of Barossa: Reservations essential. Follow the link for "Experiences" https://artisansofbarossa.com/pages/experiences
The Project has received acclaim from some of Australia’s most respected wine commentators, especially the quality and potential longevity of the vintage.
“Interesting Project, I must say. 800 bottles of each wine produced, so 800 six packs available. Particularly amazing hue of purple in these 2018 Shiraz wines, I note."
“The finish is particularly emphatic and long. It’s a magnificent, cool and blue expression of Barossa Shiraz.” High Eden, Peter Schell. 96 points.
“Superb balance and satisfaction in glass here.” Light Pass, Jason Schwarz. 95-96 points.
"Plush and chocolaty, deep dark berry flavour infused with sage, milk chocolate tannin, firm but even acidity, slightly saline and beefy on a good long finish." Keyneton, Greg and Allison Hobbs. 94 points.
“Stylish, polished and very seductive.” Angaston, Corey Ryan and Simon Cowham. 94 points.
"Dark cherry, BBQ fennel sausage, spice, toast and sage. Rich, saline, ample flavour of black fruit with a savoury edge, powdery slightly chalky tannin, juicy acidity, and a solid finish.” Gommersal, John and James Lienert. 93 points.
“It’d be hard to imagine anyone not loving this little beauty." Ebenezer, John and Tim Duval. 95 points.
Drink 2020 - 2038. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front. Full review here: here