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.
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.
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.
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.