Sons of Eden Pumpa Cabernet Shiraz 2015
Excellent Barossa Cab/Shiraz blend.
Named as a tribute to Len Pumpa, a pioneering Eden Valley grower back in the 1920s who preserved the vineyards that they are custodians of today. Co-owners, Corey Ryan (cut his teeth” as winemaker at Henschke for 10 years) winemaker and Simon Cowham (ex-viticulturist Yalumba) have weaved their magic with this release.
The 2015 is a fine blend of Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 56%, Shiraz 43%, Tempranillo 1% varieties (50 odd year old vineyard with minuscule yields 1- 2 ton per acre) followed by 15 months in predominantly French oak…. Plush aromatic dark cherry fruit complemented by cassis, cedar and wintergreen notes of cabernet sauvignon and a touch of tempranillo which adds a savoury undertone and softens the fine grained and textured tannins. A soft velvety texture with great length of flavour is a reflection of how well these varieties from Eden Valley marry together.
Another great vintage in 2015. Cabernet fruit from northern Eden Valley grown on terra rossa soils produced delicious cassis cabernet characters with the long slow ripening season. Shiraz came from Moculta in Eden valley and a dash of Tempranillo create delicious savouriness to the palate. This is very classy cabernet-esque rouge!
From the winemaker: “Perfumed blackcurrent, dried herbs and roasted coffeebean aromas. A velvety textured palate with great length of flavour and roundness. The dash of Tempranillo contributes subtle savoury nuance to the finish of the palate, approachable now but will reward further cellaring.”
Silver Medal, 2017 Decanter International Wine Awards in London.
94 points Decanter Magazine, 91 points James Suckling.
Trophy Best Exhibitor at 2017 Barossa Wine Show and Trophy for Best Exhibitor at the 2017 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards
Sons of Eden
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
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Australia, Eden Valley