Thomas Wines 2013 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.
The highly regarded 2013 Hunter vintage has yielded some fantastic red wines, certainly enjoyable in their youth and the best will be regarded as classics in years to come. The grapes were hand picked on the 15th of February, cold soaked for 48 hours and then fermented on skins for about seven days. The wine was then matured for 16 months exclusively in French oak barriques. After bottling, the wine rested in the cellar for ten months prior to being released 2nd May, 2015.
A benchmark Hunter Shiraz from a great Hunter vintage. Quite simply, this wine is highly perfumed, elegant and utterly seamless. A delightfully deep and vibrant purple hue. Medium bodied in weight, but flush with concentrated red and blue fruits, savoury spice and a long, satiny tannin structure which encapsulates the wine in its entirety.
As would be expected of this flagship wine, it can be enjoyed now, or confidently cellared for 10 – 20 years.