2020 was not the easiest vintage in the Barossa and this is a good effort. It’s deeply coloured to start and then has some quite serious upfront fruit impact – layers of dark fruit pastilles are wound up with toasty oak in a style with wide appeal. There is a real juiciness to the fruit too on the palate – sappy cherry fruits and blackberries before finishing on a more muscular theme with oak tannins coming into the frame. It’s a little edgy right now but will settle down very nicely indeed over the next two or three years. But if you do want to drink it young, bring out a rump steak.
Sons of Eden Marschall Barossa Shiraz 2020