You don't find classic Hunter Shiraz all that easily any more. Brokenwood and Thomas mixes the Hunter and McLaren Vale a lot, others have slipped in quality. However, this is an attractive Hunter. It tastes of mulberry and has earthy undertones. The wine has good length and velvety tannins, maybe lacking a little bit in mouthfeel.
Hunter Valley Shiraz has this unique softness, and if well made, can last a lifetime. It is a pity that many influential Australian wine scribes have such a Victoria centric viewpoint. For example, Glenguin and Mereea Park, two leading Hunter producers, are not even mentioned in Jeremy Oliver's wine guide.