Variety: Shiraz (99%) | Viognier (1%)
Region: Hunter Valley, single heritage listed vineyard
Vine Age: Planted on own roots in 1923
This medium bodied Kester has wonderful drive and energy, revealing superb details on a long silken palate.
The nature of this Vintage has generated beautifully expressive flavours – sweet black cherry, Morello cherry, and rich plum signatures; hints of olive tapenade and Mediterranean herbs, lavender and thyme, add persistence, becoming more majestic with time in the glass. Tannins are sublimely satiny and gentle, with fine French oak marrying seamlessly with the savoury soft tannins from the grape.
Each of these aromas and flavours reveal themselves in stages, each an extraordinary step in harmony and balance.
The fantastic fruit drive and youthful colour of this release point to potential for aging another 10 years, however the silky –smooth tannins make this an excellent wine to drink now.
Drink 2018 to 2028. Food Match; beef brisket, roasted meats and vegetables.