Suitable for Off Premise and On Premise
2003 was a hot dry vintage resulting in one of the smallest Hunter yields in a very long time. Shiraz production was small but with excellent concentration. This is a wonderfully rewarding wine with bold and rich fruit characters up front with an elegant, stylish palate.
- NSW - Hunter Valley
- New South Wales
Winery Tasting Notes
Mid to deep ruby red with hues of mahogany and brick red edges.
It has an evocative bouquet of violet petals and the unmistakable Hunter character of smoked meats and leather. It has developed mocha, dark chocolate and chary elements.
At 10 years of age this Hunter Shiraz is showing lovely developed characters. It has charry briarwood, clove and stewed black cherries. The oak has hints of vanilla and spice. The alcohol, tannins and acid are well balanced and finely structured and the finish is delicate, dry and restrained with an earthy, savoury twist.
This Shiraz is a perfect complement to tender veal, slow cooked lamb shanks, Osso Bucco or spicy German sausages
This wine started to come together in 2008 and has continued to improve over the last 4 years. It’s now showing a level of complexity akin to some of the great Hunter styles.