PLATINUM MEDAL, 97/100 | Decanter World Wine Awards
FIVE STARS 96/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Sons of Eden co-owners, Corey Ryan (who “cut his teeth” as winemaker at Henschke for 10 years) and Simon Cowham (ex-viticulturist Yalumba) can do no wrong. Named producer of the the year 3 times in the last 5 years at the Barossa Wine Show, Sons of Eden will feature in any conversation of the hottest winemaking teams in Australia today.
This release is named after Notus, the Greek God of the Southerly wind, in recognition of the cooler autumnal winds that signal the final ripening stages of this Barossa fruit. Vinted in a modern style from 100% old vine grenache, this release is rich and seductive with bright berry characters nicely balanced by licorice / anise notes. Drinking well now but careful cellaring for 5 - 10 years will be rewarded. Another stunning release from this powerhouse team.
Sam Kim writes "A splendid expression showing sweet plum, raspberry, hazelnut, anise and a hint of dried herb nuances. Beautifully weighted and flowing on the palate with silken texture and refine tannins, finishing impressively long and satisfying."
Decanter World Wine Awards judges write "Intense nose with some bright ripe red fruits and kirsch-like notes. Rich on the palate with well-integrated alcohol, bright acidity that cuts through, plus scoops of red fruits sitting in a web of chiffon-like tannins."
James Suckling writes "Impressive grenache, combining two southern-Barossa parcels and offering pomegranate, raspberry and a range of fresh plums with plenty of spice. The palate is juicy and intense and has fine, layered tannins with bright, lively acidity. Concentrated and pure. Drink over the next decade."
The winery writes "Bright ruby in colour, with a seductive bouquet of mixed wild berries, red-licorice spice and a hint of confectionary. The palate is very seductive blending richness and roundness with vibrancy and dexterity. A modern style Barossa Grenache that is ideal for enjoyment upon release but with careful cellaring will mature beautifully for the medium term."