Kennedy 2020
Barossa Valley
Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

2020 Kennedy Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre


Deep crimson in colour and bursting with dark cherry, raspberry and exotic spice aromas. The palate is extremely seductive, combining a blend of fleshy fruits and savoury flavours amid a rounded and textural finish. Approachable upon release this wine will also mature very well for the medium to longer term.

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Grape Variety:

  • Grenache 52%
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  • Shiraz 27%
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  • Mourvedre 21%

Technical Details:

  • Alcohol 14.5%
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  • pH 3.51
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  • Acidity 5.9 g/L
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  • Residual sugar: nil


  • Light Pass Barossa Valley Grenache 60+ year-old vines
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  • Tanunda Barossa Valley Grenache 100+ year-old vines
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  • Nuriootpa Barossa Valley Grenache 45+ year-old vines
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  • Trial Hill Barossa Valley Grenache 90+ year-old vines
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  • Vine Vale Barossa Valley Shiraz 40+ year-old vines
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  • Moppa Barossa Valley Shiraz 20+ year-old vines
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  • Gomersal Barossa Valley Shiraz 20+ year-old vines
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  • Trial Hill Barossa Valley Mourvedre 30+ year-old vines
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  • Light Pass Barossa Valley Mourvedre 20-40 year-old vines

The Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre varieties were all hand harvested and fermented separately. To aid colour, tannin and flavour extraction the three parcels were cold soaked for a short period prior to fermentation. Post ferment the Grenache and Mourvedre vessels were left on skins for an additional 11 days before being pressed straight to large oak puncheons for maturation. These parcels were matured in oak for 12 months with minimal intervention, before being blended, naturally clarified and then bottled.

The KENNEDY is a classic blend of old vine Barossa Valley Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre varieties. Named as a tribute to the legendary Barossa Vigneron’s who pioneered the planting of the old treasured vineyards, which the Barossa enjoys today. The Grenache fruit is the ‘soul’ of this blend and is from an exceptionally low yielding 60+ year-old Light Pass Vineyard. Originally planted by the Kennedy Family, with ownership eventually being passed onto the charismatic Leo ‘Joe’ KENNEDY who nurtured the vines for many years, selling his prized fruit to local winemakers.

Optimum year 2026


Trophy & Top Gold

Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2022

94 pts

James Halliday (Dave Brookes)

52/27/21% grenache/shiraz/mourvèdre from up to 100+yo vines. Matured 12 months in large old oak puncheons. Ripe plummy goodness from the first sip, with light floral facets flitting around above the fruit, which sits on a base of exotic spice, earth, kirsch and roasting meats. Superfine sandy tannins lends support. It has a lively line, great balance and presents both super drinking and great value.

91 pts (Erin Larkin)

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Sons of Eden: hard not to love them if you've spent any time in wine retail, because they routinely produce reliably delicious wines that are true to style and true to place. They're like a retailer's dream. This 2020 Kennedy Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvèdre is all of that—a dusting of spicy tannin and loaded with abundant fruit. It's balanced, in that it's savory as well as plush, making it an unassailable bargain.

94 pts

James Suckling

A very savory red with berry, orange-peel and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body, round and creamy tannins and a spicy finish. Lots going on! Yet, it’s subtle and very drinkable.


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