The Loechel shows generous dark ripe fruits of blackberry, cherry liqueur and cassis which is supported by dark chocolate and mocha tones. The palate reveals pronounced dark fruits, underscored by smoky, savoury and meaty notes: olives and charcuterie . Medium to full-bodied, yet maintains a mouth-staining inkiness to provide a long and satisfying finish.
Powell & Son Loechel Shiraz 2017
A stellar single vineyard Shiraz from 100 year old vines
Grape Variety – Shiraz;
Region – Eden Valley, South Australia, Australia
Vintage – 2017;
Winery – Powell & Son;
Profile – full bodied, spiced, dense
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 Loechel Shiraz is 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 Loechel Shiraz is one such wine, showing the quality of Australian Shiraz from Barossa in South Australia.
Accolades & Awards
97 points – Wine Advocate