Thomas Wines 2009 Kiss Shiraz
Kiss Shiraz is a cheeky name for a serious wine. It is an individual vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz, grown on the tough clay/loam soils of the Pokolbin Estate vineyard (planted 1969). These naturally low cropping vines consistently produce fruit with exceptional depth and concentration. This is the benchmark Shiraz for Thomas Wines, expressing the very best qualities of each vintage. The first vintage of Kiss Shiraz was in 2001, and since that time, each vintage has received countless wine show awards and accolades.
"Aged in 100% French oak (40% new) for 15 months, the 2009 Kiss Shiraz has a deep garnet-purple color and intense aromas of ripe cassis, black cherries, cracked black pepper, lavender, cloves and sage. Medium-bodied with crisp acid and a medium-firm level of very fine tannins, the concentration of pure fruit and spices layers in commendable, finishing long with some aniseed and menthol coming through. Drink this one 2014-2024."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate
1 Trophy. 5 Gold Medals.
97 points - James Halliday