The Kraehe Marananga Shiraz jumps out of the glass with blueberry and plum fruits, underscored by sensual oak characters and meaty complexity framed with ground coffee and mocha. The wine stains the palate and develops layers of blackberry compote and kirsch, before developing into woodsmoke, cured meats and olive through to the finish. The tannin profile is assertive, yet fine grained and tight-knit. The full-bodied concentrated palate provides a very long-lasting finish.
Powell & Son Kraehe Shiraz
An ultra premium Shiraz for the true collector
Grape Variety – Shiraz;
Region – Barossa Valley South Australia;
Vintage – 2015;
Winery – Powell & Son;
Profile – full bodied, spiced, dense, rich
Powell & Son
Powell & Son is a relatively new wine brand and is the brain child of a man with an incredible reputation – Dave Powell. Over the years Dave has worked at iconic wineries such as Rockford in the heart of the Barossa. Dave’s passion lay in the vineyards where he procured fruit in lieu of payment in the early days. Subsequently, Dave was able to establish Torbreck. It soon became a cult winery from the Barossa Valley, especially in international circles.
Dave Powell has now partnered with his son Callum on this new venture. Powell & Son are now crafting exceptional wines from premium vineyards in the Barossa and Eden Valley, Australia. They employ traditional, minimalist wine making techniques. The inspiration for this style of wine making has its roots in France’s Rhone Valley. Powell & Son red wines are made from the classic Rhone varietals: Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro and its whites: Roussanne, Marsanne as well as Eden Valley Riesling. Great wine begin in the vineyard is the philosophy that Powell & Son has been built on. The wines all speak of the place where grown. Powell & Son Kraehe Shiraz is therefore no exception.
Over the years, Dave Powell has created wines of such quality as to earn him the perfect score of 100 points from Wine Advocate. International wine critics have also provided high acclaim for these wines . Powell & Son Kraehe Shiraz is an ultra premium expression of what can be achieved from Barossa in South Australia.
Accolades & Awards
97+ points – Wine Advocate