94 pts Wine Advocate Issue #238 Aug 2018
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.
93 pts Wine Spectator 7/31/18
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.