Thursday, February 26, 2015

Weekly Wine Review - Australian Shiraz - 2010 Sons of Eden Romulus

Sons of Eden made two versions of Shiraz - Romulus and Remus. Sadly, KL Wines only had Romulus - but as it was supposed to be the bigger denser of the two, I was OK with that. This wine was part of Wino4Life Wife's Birthday dinner - paired with Sous Vide then smoking gun smoked brisket, and heirloom potatoes with smoking gun smoked butter (I'm all about the gadgets!).
Wine: 2010 Sons of Eden Romulus
Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
Grape Varieties: Shiraz
Obtained from: Purchased at KL Wines, Hollywood, CA
Price: $65
Wino4Life Category: Splurge Wine
Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.
Cork Condition: Natural cork - no defects or issues.
Appearance: Dark, dark, (dark), purple with a red rim.
Aroma: Black cherry, vanilla, licorice - a beautiful nose.
Taste: Big and concentrated fruit - very Australian Shiraz. Somewhat tannic, could probably age a few more years or benefited from a couple hours in a decanter.
The Grade: I give this one an A.  Definitely big and new world, but oh so delicious. Paired wonderfully with the brisket and taters, and really enhanced the smokey character (which is why I chose a Syrah/Shiraz based wine!). I am now on the hunt for a bottle of Remus to compare. Let the battle begin!

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