2021 Concilio Shiraz
A soft textured, elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz, but not without fruit power. Sourced from two vineyards in Marananga and Ebenezer, best enjoyed in it’s primary fruited and vibrant youth.
From Latin: To bring together in agreement
95 points. “The first release of this wine, a worthy companion to the Grenache. The fruit comes from vineyards in the famed Barossa sub-regions of Marananga and Ebenezer. It spent 8 days on skins with twice daily pump overs, before spending a year in seasoned French hogsheads to mature. I’ve loved all three of the Concilio Grenache releases but to be honest, this tops the lot. A magical Barossa Shiraz with elegance and focus, generous now but with time ahead. And amazing value. What is not to like? Bright purple in colour, we have dry herbs, chocolate, spices, mocha, coffee grinds, a supple texture and a nice line of acidity running the length. Fresh, concentrated and saturated in flavours. This will drink beautifully for a decade.” Ken Gargett, The Wine Pilot, September 202
94 points “Sourced from two vineyards in the Marananga and Ebenezer districts. High-quality grapes and flawless winemaking mean a highly impressive wine will be the outcome here. Bright and very deeply coloured. While nigh-on full bodied, the harmony and balance of the black fruits and supple tannins make it oh-so-easy to drink.” James Halliday, Wine Companion, January 2023