'Hell Hole' Shiraz

'Hell Hole' Shiraz

2018 Shiraz
Hunter Valley, NSW

Classically made, single vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz, matured in high quality French oak.

From $54 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Hunter Valley
Vintage
2018
Type
Red Wine
Variety
Shiraz
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
14%
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
What a wonderful vintage. The warm and dry weather (also known as a drought) continued, but Pokolbin didn't suffer the extreme high temperatures of 2017. This resulted in more even and prolonged ripening. Amazing colours and intense flavours.
Tasting Notes
Dark crimson with purple hues in colour. The nose is ripe plums and blackberries, the palate blueberries and blackberries, with nuances of licorice and dark chocolate. Impeccable balance and length. 180 dozen made.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Long term. 20+ years.
Food Matches
Beef based cuisine or aged hard cheese.

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