Penfolds ‘Thomas Hyland` Shiraz 2007 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale/Barossa SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

Flavours of cherry chocolate, plums and dark fruitcake fill the palate. The well balanced use of oak adds a creamy warm texture of vanilla and toast with a sweet mid-palate and lovely velvety tannins on the finish.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

This wine is dark and dense with plum red hues and a crimson edge.

Aroma

The nose shows the dark, ripe, aromatic and lifted fruit characters typical of Penfolds. Aromas of Shiraz pepper and spice are completed by notes of cut plums, wild dark fruit, Black Forest cake, liquorice and aniseed.

Palate

Flavours of cherry chocolate, plums and dark fruitcake fill the palate. The well balanced use of oak adds a creamy warm texture of vanilla and toast with a sweet mid-palate and lovely velvety tannins on the finish.

Food Matching

Ideal with a rare eye fillet of beef.

Wine Background

The Penfolds Thomas Hyland range honours the pioneering spirit of Thomas Hyland, son-in-law of Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold. Hyland's stewardship of the company from the late 1800s until 1914 saw the development of what, in his lifetime, became Australia's most famous name in wine.

The Thomas Hyland range offers a contemporary expression of varietal flavour and structure.

Vintage Condition

The 2007 vintage was difficult across South Australia with low winter temperatures threatening severe frosts, followed by unusually high summer temperatures which placed pressure on water resources. The resulting fruit ripened quickly and was harvested early with full flavours, fine structure and balance.

Vintage
2007
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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