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2018 Artisans of Barossa Six Origins Series

2018 Artisans of Barossa Six Origins Series

Shiraz
Artisans of Barossa
Barossa Valley
2018
750ml
Cellar to 2027
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Shiraz
Artisans of Barossa
Barossa Valley
2018
750ml
Cellar to 2027
Screw Cap
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Six Origins is a new project by Artisans of Barossa, following in the footsteps of the hugely successful Grenache Project. Whereas the Grenache Project explored the influence of the winemaker on the flavour and character of Grenache, the Six Origins project will turn your attention to the influence of origin on Barossa wine.

    The first Six Origins release is available now, and focuses on Barossa’s hero – Shiraz. Six Origins by Artisans of Barossa features six Shiraz wines from the outstanding 2018 vintage, each from a different vineyard, each produced by a different artisan winemaker.

    Collectively, Six Origins showcases the range of expression in Shiraz made possible by the rich diversity of the Barossa landscape, and presents you with a ‘journey of discovery’ opportunity. To travel confidently across the Barossa vineyard map through a sequenced tasting guided by the insights of each winemaker into the origins and flavour, character and texture of their wine.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Peter Schell of Spinifex Wines, selected a parcel of Shiraz from a vineyard at High Eden as his contribution to the first release of Six Origins:

    'On the nose there is savoury spice, and dark brambly fruits which flow to a palate of peppery spices and blue and black berry fruits - it’s cool and elegant in feel – without the overt sweetness inherent in Shiraz from warmer, lower parts of Barossa. It’s what you should expect from High Eden Shiraz, mid weight with good strong tannins, firm, fresh and athletic.'

    Jason Schwarz from Schwarz Wine Co selected a parcel of Shiraz from Colin Kurtz’ 80+ year old vineyard at Light Pass on the Barossa Valley floor as his contribution:

    'The nose shows a fine blend of red and dark fruits and hazelnut, with flows through to a classic ‘black forest cake’ palate of raspberry, red plums and dark cherry. Typical of Shiraz from Light Pass, this is a soft, plush and flavoursome wine with excellent length, soft tannins and a fine line of bright acid.'

    Greg and Allison Hobbs from Hobbs of Barossa Ranges selected a parcel of Shiraz from a vineyard at Keyneton on the eastern edge of the Eden Valley as their contribution:


    'On the nose, the wine displays plenty of fine pot pouri notes of dried flowers and herbs. The palate is full of rich black fruit and dark chocolate with red fruit nuances adding complexity. A ripe and delicious Shiraz with a plush mid-palate and refreshing minerality built around a wonderfully muscular structure.'

    Corey Ryan and Simon Cowham from Sons of Eden selected a parcel of Shiraz from a vineyard at Angaston on the Barossa Valley’s eastern edge as their contribution:

    'What makes this wine so intriguing is that you can detect both classic Barossa Valley and Eden Valley Shiraz characteristics in a wine made from a single vineyard location. The wine smells and tastes the way it does entirely because of the unique location of the vineyard. Deep crimson in colour with a perfumed spicy mix of wild-berry and dried Spring herbs. The palate is richly concentrated with a focused red fruit core surrounded by delicious, supple layered tannins.'

    John Lienert from Jack West Wines selected a parcel of Shiraz from his own vineyard at Gomersal on the Barossa’s western ridge as his contribution:


    'For the Six Origins wine, I selected a wine displayed a heady mix of black/ blue spiced fruits on the nose that flows through to a palate loaded with black cherry and sarsaparilla spice wrapped around a firm tannin backbone. To me, a classic expression of Gomersal Shiraz.'

    John Duval selected a parcel of Shiraz from a single vineyard in Ebenezer as his contribution to the first release of Six Origins:

    'Flavour descriptors are typically in that blackberry, Christmas cake and spice territory, with overall style parameters closely associated with the plusher, textured styles of Barossa Shiraz. This is certainly a flavoursome and mouth filling wine, yet it still reflects the Ebenezer vineyard character and echoes our stylistic preference towards wines of restrained power and fine tannins.'

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    2018 will be remembered as a warm and dry vintage in the Barossa, which translates into six robust reds. That said, there's more than just ripe fruit here...

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    The grapes were grown by viticultural master John Scholz in the driest and warmest part of the Barossa Valley, cool nights due to the vineyard's 290-305m elevation and east-west row orientation. This wine has a pulsating bouquet, the palate laden with blackberry and stewed plum flavours; plus dark chocolate added for good measure. The ripe tannins leave it until the last moment to appear. (2018 Ebeneezer Shiraz – John Duval)

    96 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Ripe cherry, raspberry, a little chocolate and plenty of sweet baking spice. It’s fleshy, but fine in its way, succulence and gentle sweetness tempered with ‘mineral’ and pencil character, dense fine-grained tannin of insistent baby-finger grip, a subtle creaminess, and a ripe berry and spice finish of plushness and admirable length. Superb balance and satisfaction in glass here. 95-96 Points. (2018 Light Pass Shiraz - Jason Schwarz, Schwarz Wine Co.)

    96 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Peppery and spicy, blue and black fruits, meaty and perfumed. It’s medium bodied, tight and shapely, lithe yet packed with flavour. It’s what you might call a ‘very articulate wine’, or at least I would. Acidity is fresh and juicy, but unobtrusive, and the tannin is ultra-fine and graphite in type. The finish is particularly emphatic and long. It’s a magnificent, cool and blue expression of Barossa Shiraz. (2018 High Eden Shiraz - Peter Schell, Spinifex Wines)

    95 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    40% of the fruit was whole bunch and hand-plunged for 25 days, pressed to French hogsheads (45% new) for 15 months maturation. A powerful, evocative wine, its spicy/peppery notes coupled with a long, zesty, red berry-accented palate with detailed tannins providing both texture and structure. (2018 Angaston Shiraz – Sons of Eden)

    95 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Textbook Ebenezer style here, delivered with typical Duval finesse. Blackberry, spice, Milo, a sprinkling of dried herb and subtle vanilla oak. It’s ripe but evenly-weighted, delivering flavour to all corners, plump, balanced, bright and long. It’d be hard to imagine anyone not loving this little beauty. (2018 Ebenezer Shiraz – John and Tim Duval, John Duval Wines)

    94 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Plum, blackberry, dried mint and sage, a kiss of smooth vanilla oak. Smooth and ripe, perfumed with garden herbs, rich tannin with a gently tacky tactile touch, all the berries and that sticky tannin grip on a good finish. Stylish, polished and very seductive. (2018 Angaston Shiraz – Corey Ryan and Simon Cowham, Sons of Eden)

    94 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Chocolate, dried rose and mint, black fruit and vanilla cream. 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. Softly softly. It’s a warm cuddle from Keyneton. (2018 Keyneton Shiraz - Greg & Allison Hobbs, Hobss of the Barossa)

    93 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    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. A more traditional expression of Barossa Shiraz, and none the worse for that. (2018 Gomersal Shiraz – John Lienert, Jack West Wines)