29 Jan 2018

A medium bodied Aussie Shiraz from an exceptional vintage

A medium bodied Aussie Shiraz from an exceptional vintage

From one of the least known and understood regions in Australia comes a wine that will please almost anyone.

When it comes to Aussie Shiraz most people are well versed in the fuller bodied, lushly fruited style of South Australia's more famous regions, in particular McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley. One of the more overlooked regions when it comes to Shiraz has to be the Hunter Valley, located several hours up the coast from Sydney, in New South Wales. The Hunter Valley is renowned for making some of the world's greatest Semillon, but Hunter Valley Shiraz is not a slouch by any measure, and in the right vintage, can be an eye opening experience.

It used to be that Shiraz from the Hunter Valley had a characteristic saddle leather note on the nose which was attractive in a rustic sort of way. That was ten years ago and now the reds from this region are cleaner and more polished. If you are looking for a Shiraz without all the heft of its South Australian counterparts, but still want expressive Aussie fruit generosity, toned down in a medium body format, then a Shiraz from the Hunter Valley could be just what you are looking for. Vintages do matter in the Hunter and the 2014 was exceptional vintage for both reds and whites. Having just tried the 2014 Tyrrell's Hunter Valley Shiraz we can honestly say that this has impeccable pedigree and for under $20, is a commendable bottle of wine. We are offering this engaging Hunter Valley Shiraz from one of Australia's premier wine producers for $19.99 a bottle and $17.99 on a six bottle or more purchase. Drinking impressively as we speak, this has the structure to hold up nicely over the next 5 plus years.

Posted by Gregg 00:00:00

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