Another gem in the lineup, the 2016 Shiraz Barossa & Eden Valleys is equal parts from each region brought up in foudre. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by scents of black raspberries, currants, incense, Christmas spice, and sage, with exotic peppery notes developing with time in the glass. Full-bodied, deep, silky and layered, on the palate, it’s another brilliant wine from this family that’s going to keep for over a decade.
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Feb 2019)
Taking price into account, the GMS and this wine, the 2016 Barossa & Eden Valleys Shiraz, are my favorites in the Powells' lineup. The blend is 50-50, as there was a single foudre from each region used in the blend. The nose is more floral and garrigue-like than the straight Barossa Shiraz, with mulberry and blueberry fruit mingling easily on the palate. It's full-bodied, creamy-textured and rich, with a concentrated, velvety finish that's a clear step up from the entry-level wines.
94 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)
Whiffs of eucalyptus and white pepper announce the massive, dense and concentrated blueberry and blackberry flavors, with Earl Grey tea– and clove-scented notes on the finish. There's no denying the power here. A good candidate to evolve with mid-term cellaring. Drink now through 2032. 950 cases made.
93 points, MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator (Jul 2018)
A blend of cooler and warmer-climate Barossa parcels here. A complex, spicy edge with dark berries, framed in succulent, long and rich tannins. Density and depth in abundance. Drink or hold.
93 points, James Suckling (Jun 2019)