Monday, April 11, 2011

Thomas Wines Kiss Shiraz

2003 was a great year for Hunter Valley Shiraz, although the recently reviewed Alexander Munro did not live up to that reputation. This 2003 Thomas Kiss Shiraz is a revelation, however. This is a full bodied wine, showing a lot of complexity and style.

This wine tastes of dark plum, but it also shows earthy characters and a bit of mint. The fruit has softened, and the wine has a great mouthfeel with long lingering flavours and velvety tannins. It is beautifully balanced and has a very long finish.

This Kiss Shiraz is a prime example of what Hunter Valley Shiraz can achieve when the stars align - one of the most interesting Shirazes I have drunk in a while and many years in front of it.

Score: 96/+++

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