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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Massena Epsilon Shiraz 2006
Massena Epsilon Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 98800)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Previously made under the Massena label, Epsilon has been separated from that group and is a singular project from Aaron & Julie Southern.

"Excellent bouquet of cedar, tobacco, violets, plum and blueberry ... excellent depth, layered blue fruit flavors, and ripe tannins." 90 Points
Wine Advocate
October 31, 2007

"Soft, velvety mouthfeel to the blackberry and licorice fruit; soft, ripe tannins; good oak." 93 Points
James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion

My Notes:

About Massena:

Massena, a winemaking partnership between Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins, has been producing Barossa wine since the 2000 vintage, concentrating on the traditional values and techniques which have made the wines of this region unique. We have dedicated growers in the North Western Barossa areas of Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill, providing fruit from dry farmed, low yielding vines up to 120 years of age. Whilst we work mostly with traditional Barossa varieties Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro from these growers, we are also trialling new varieties such as Durif, Barbera, Dolcetto, Roussanne, Saperavi and Tannat.