Godswalk is the pinnacle of Tarrawatta, epitomising strength, elegance and finesse. It is the name of the legendary stallion and of the verdant valley at neighbouring Lindsay Park where the champion grazed. Now, it graces a wine that pays tribute to our land and terroir.

Godswalk

Eden Valley
2018

Each harvest we select the finest barrels of wine, regardless of grape variety or location, to be blended as Godswalk. The final union is determined not only by their individual quality, but also by the way they combine as an ensemble to create a true synergy of flavours and textures.

The 2018 vintage includes four exceptional barrels from our old Block 1 Shiraz, and two barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon from our elevated Block 13.

Reviews

Jeb Dunnuck
5 March, 2021
The flagship 2018 Godswalk is a selection of the best barrels and in 2018 is two-thirds Shiraz and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon. Beautiful jammy blackberries and hints of blueberries as well as tobacco, cedary herbs, and chocolate emerge from the glass, and it's full-bodied, with layered, seamless texture, sweet tannins, and both richness and freshness. This thrilling Eden Valley blend can be drunk today or cellared for 10-12 years.
96 points
James Suckling
JAMESSUCKLING.COM
14 December, 2020
This is rich and complex with beautifully polished tannins that give energy and form to this, otherwise juicy and fruity red. It's full and flavorful with plenty of fruit that shows plum, walnut and floral character with some black truffle. Very long. First release. About 1,800 bottles made. A blend of 75% shiraz and 25% cabernet sauvignon. Very drinkable now, but better in 2022.
Hao Shen
Le Paradis du Vin
1 November, 2019
As its name, the flagship Barrel Selection Shiraz/Cabernet is a selection of the best barrels while is also a selection of the best fruits of the old vines from the organic Moculta Vineyard (near Henschke’s Hill of Grace Vineyard) grown on sandy loam over clay. The blend is 60% Shiraz from Block 1 and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon from Block 13. The grapes are picked, stored and de-stemmed by hand before transferred to open fermenters; fermenting with wild yeast and aided by daily pipeage till fermentation starts and pumping over fermentation is complete; gently basked pressed and then aging 23 months in French oak barrels; without fining or filtration. Tarrawatta Barrel Selection Shiraz/Cabernet 2018 was a perfect model of modern Barossa wine that was exceptionally fragrant and incredibly refined on the aroma, with imposingly balanced perfumes of red flowers, stone, sweet spices (cinnamon, red liquorice), loquat, apricot, cranberry, crushed raspberry, blackberry, ginger and Christmas pudding plus a trace of black chocolate and earth provided the depth and completeness. Showing terrific purity on both nose and palate. The beautifully well-delineated mouthfeel was marked by expressively sweet fruit that packed the slightly powdery but singularly detailed tannin that imparted uncommonly polished sense and underlying tension to the somewhat solemn yet considerably airy finish abounded with linear, fresh and crystalline acid that underlined the ethereality and fineness. It’s decidedly the most touching expression of the ‘terroir’ of Eden Valley.
95 points