Thomas Wines 2018 Two of A Kind Shiraz
Thommo is originally from McLaren Vale in South Australia and this blend of Hunter Valley and McLaren Vale Shiraz is a nod to his history in the area. This is a great fruit-driven style that is simply a good, tasty drop. The savoury flavours of the Hunter Valley merge with the rich, plum fruit of McLaren Vale.
Our ‘Two of a Kind’ wines are a tribute to the multi regional blends that created some of Australia’s best wines in the 50’s and 60’s. The wines are based on the Hunter Valley’s signature varieties and blended with the varieties that are well suited to other South Australian regions providing an interesting twist and extra dimension to these unique wine styles.
With a partucularly strong 2018 Hunter Valley vintage, the Two of a Kind Shiraz is slightly more Hunter dominant this year. This regional blend is made up of Hunter Valley Shiraz (60%) and McLaren Vale Shiraz (40%). The two components are fermented separately, but then blended soon after pressing, and matured in premium quality French (90%) and American (10%) oak barriques for about 16 months prior to bottling.
A vibrant and intruiging expression of Shiraz, this wine offers a classy perfume of dark cherry and choc-licorice set to a subtle scent of cedary oak. It’s medium to full, with plush dark fruit flavours and given some structure from coils of firm, dusty tannin.
The result is a seamless, seductive and dangerously drinkable style. This wine has the attributes to cellar well over the next five to eight years, yet its fruit intensity and supple tannin structure make it enjoyable in its youth, particularly with food.