'XYZ' Shiraz

'XYZ' Shiraz

2018 Shiraz
Hunter Valley, NSW

A superb regional Hunter Valley Shiraz made from vines planted in 1973..

$25 each

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2020 James Halliday Wine Companion
2020 James Halliday Wine Companion
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Wine Details

Region

Hunter Valley

Vintage

2018

Type

Red Wine

Variety

Shiraz

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

14%

Background

The XYZ brand wines constitute modern styles of Hunter Valley Chardonnay, Rosé and Shiraz. New Generation wines.

Vineyard Notes

Fruit for this wine is from the mature ‘Lochleven’ Estate vineyard, planted in 1973 and located in Pokolbin.

Winemaking

Although still very much in drought, the 2018 vintage had milder temperatures than 2017 resulting in more even ripening. An excellent Shiraz vintage, the wines made have exceptional colour, are full flavoured and have beautiful structure.

Tasting Notes

A lovely deep ruby red colour. Aromas of dark berries, black cherries, plums and jam. The French oak is unobtrusive and the tannins are silky and fine. An impressive length of flavour for an entry level wine.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

Medium to long term.

Food Matches

Beef, lamb and cheese based cuisine.

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