'Hell Hole' Shiraz

'Hell Hole' Shiraz

2017 Shiraz
Hunter Valley, NSW

There are red and black fruits and everything in between on the palate along with creamy integrated oak.

From $54 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Hunter Valley
Vintage
2017
Type
Red Wine
Variety
Shiraz
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
13.5%
Closure
Screw Cap
Background
The name Pokolbin as legend has it, is derived from the early Hungarian migrant settlers to the area. ‘Pokol’ directly translates to ‘Hell’, and ‘ben’ to ‘in’. An undeniable reference to the hot, dry and sometimes inhospitable summers that regularly top 45º C during Pokolbin summers.
Vineyard Notes
Old-vine Shiraz from the 1960’s planted ’Homestead’ vineyard owned by the Kindred family. ’Homestead’ is situated at the western end of Palmers Lane in Pokolbin.
Winemaking
The hand picked fruit was fermented in two tonne open vats and then transferred into French oak hogsheads of which 40% were new. After 16 months oak maturation, the wine was then bottled with minimum filtration. Clear blue skies and hot days dominated the 2017 Hunter vintage. There were quite a few ‘hot’ days at 46 ̊ and 47 ̊ celcius along the way. Over-ripening and uneven ripening was the biggest threat, but the use of old vines counteracted that issue. 2017 is the 12th release of the Hell Hole Shiraz and arguably the best so far.
Tasting Notes
Deep crimson in colour with spicy Hunter regional Shiraz aromas on the nose. There are red and black fruits and everything in between on the palate along with creamy integrated oak. The palate is pin-point balanced, long and layered. 150 dozen made.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Medium to long term. 20+ years.
Food Matches
Beef based cuisine or aged hard cheeses to finish a meal.

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