Zephyrus 2020

2020 Zephyrus Barossa Shiraz


Deep crimson in colour displaying dark cherry, plum and red-spice aromas. The palate is equally attractive, with a rich concentrated and rounded mouthfeel, finishing with vibrancy and freshness. A modern style Barossa Shiraz which will mature beautifully for many years to come.

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Grape Variety:

  • Shiraz 100%

Technical Details:

  • Alcohol 14.5%
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  • pH 3.62
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  • Acidity 5.1 g/L
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  • Residual sugar: nil


  • Moculta – Eden Valley 21 year-old vines
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  • Craneford – Eden Valley 50+ year-old vines
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  • Light Pass – Barossa Valley 60+ year-old vines
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  • Seppeltsfield – Barossa Valley 20+ year-old vines
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  • Moppa – Barossa Valley 20+ year-old vines
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  • Rowland Flat - Barossa Valley 60+ year-old vines

Fruit grown throughout the Barossa region, this wine is a blend of 10 unique vineyard sites. A combination of cooler climate Eden Valley Shiraz (53%) and warmer climate Barossa Valley Shiraz (47%) work in unison to create a well-balanced wine.

Using an array of fermentation techniques, all involving extended skin contact and gentle hand-plunging. Each of the fermentations retained varying levels of whole-bunch fruit clusters from 10 to 35%, then after 12-18 days on skins each ferment was pressed into a mix of new (35%) and conditioned French oak hogsheads. After a maturation of 12 months the wine was blended, naturally clarified and bottled without finings or filtration.

This time-honoured blend is our offering to Zephyrus, Greek God of the West Wind, who is often depicted as a horse due to the speed attributed to this majestic animal. The vineyards of the Greater Barossa are regularly buffeted by cooling Westerly winds creating an ideal temperature range in which to slowly ripen.

Optimum year 2028


Gold Medal 95pts

Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

93 pts (Erin Larkin)

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Well, this is intense and concentrated! Shavings of deli meat and exotic spice settle over a bedrock of dark berries and salted licorice. The 2020 Zephyrus Shiraz is a big wine with gravitas and length.

96 pts

James Halliday

A delicious shiraz, with a juicy mouthfeel, partly due to whole bunch which also invests attractive spicy notes on the finish.

95 pts

James Suckling

Lots of blackberry, earth, black mushroom and bark on the nose and palate. Full and layered. Juicy undertones. Subtle, yet flavorful. Dried beef and raw meat at the end with black pepper.


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