Monday, April 19, 2010

Thomas Kiss Shiraz

I do not review wines from the Hunter Valley very often. Too many wineries have given in to a tourism focussed approach. However, there are a handful of serious wineries there. Thomas is one. The Kiss Shiraz is its premium red wine.

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.

Score: 91/0

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