Last night I tried the 2003 Thomas Kiss Shiraz. This is a wine from a warm year and it shows. The flavours are plum and raspberry and you experience a lot of ripeness in your mouth. The velvety tannins, typical of Hunter Shiraz, are there, but they are overpowered by the alcohol in this wine. This is probably a case where the standard wine delivers better. I will keep the remaining bottles for longer and hope for more mellowing.