The Family Collection
2019 The Kester Shiraz
Variety: Shiraz (99%) Viognier (1%)
Region: Hunter Valley, single heritage listed vineyard
Vine Age: Planted on own roots in 1923
This Vintage can flex its muscles – it has power and polish, depth and grip with terrific focus.
Colour is vivid red / black with a deep scarlet hue.
Heady aromas of jaffa and orange blossom over deeper concentrated blackcurrant, cola, anise and blackberry. Lifted hints of juniper and crushed herb build as the wine breathes.
Black-fruits dominate the palate with lashings of inky dense, muscular black-currant and black-cherry, over a liquorice-like sweetness balancing rich black-chocolate dryness and a black-olivine savouriness. This foundation is firmly bonded and taut, lasting, with all parts contributing an iron-clad assertion. Exotic expression with luxuriant waves of fine oak delivering fume` spices and subtle roast-coffee-like extract.
The 2019 Vintage Kester shows the result of 3 year of continual drought: it is inky and firm, latent, intense, and deep with terrific promise and pedigree.
Drink: Now to 2040+