Bowen Estate Coonawarra
Doug Bowen’s smallish 33 ha estate continues to maintain a relatively low profile among the Coonawarra giants, though the wines are widely exported. The reds are of consistently high quality: deep, fleshy and textured with very ripe flavours and a certain idiosyncratic style. The grapes are picked very late and a good dose of oak ensures the wines have a sweet succulence particularly in the warmer years. Perhaps surprisingly for Coonawarra, Shiraz is even better than the Cabernet Sauvignon. The Blend is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. A ripe and creamy Chardonnay is also made while Ampelon is a new single-vineyard Shiraz.
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