Viticulturist Simon Cowham and winemaker Corey Ryan are forging distinguished careers in the Barossa. Both of these 2012 Shiraz wines are excellent. The Romulus is crafted from 85 year-old vines in the Light Pass subregion and 80 year-old vines in Moppa. Destemmed and matured mostly in American hogsheads for twenty months.
Fleshy with a dam of fine tannin over which irrepressible flavour spills. Satsuma plums, toasted brown spice, redcurrant peaks and desiccated coconut. Vanilla malt oak. Loaded with regional hospitality. Not a caricature though. Has vitality and avoids jammy-ness while retaining power and opulence. 94
Region: Barossa Valley
Tasted: June 2014