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Thomas Wines Kiss Shiraz 2017

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Thomas Wines Kiss Shiraz 2017
Producer Thomas Wines
Region, Country Hunter Valley, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 21219-750

This is from the Pokolbin Estate Vineyard, planted on clay/loam soils back in 1969. Kiss is Thommo's best known individual vineyard Shiraz, the low-yielding vines producing fruit with exceptional depth and concentration. The fruit was hand-picked mid-February, cold soaked for 48 hours and then fermented on skins for nine days. The wine was matured for 16 months in premium French oak Hogsheads. This is a mature-aged release from the cellar, and has had an extra four years rest in bottle, an early section of the drinking window when the Kiss Shiraz usually opens for business.

A benchmark Hunter Shiraz from an outstanding vintage, displaying a delightfully deep and vibrant purple hue. Definitely in the fuller end of the medium-bodied spectrum, this is flush with concentrated dark blue fruits, savoury spice and a long, satiny tannin structure. 





Thomas Wines Kiss Shiraz 2017

Reviews

"From old vines on the Pokolbin Estate vineyard, the Kiss label is the flagship of Thomas Wines, made simply to focus on the quality of the grapes, albeit with some new oak support. Many of the '17 Hunter Valley shirazes have 'closed, call back later' signs plastered on them - not this wine, it welcomes you to taste it, lips generously open."
96 points, James Halliday, Winecompanion.com.au
"Very deep purple/red colour. The bouquet is dominated by coconut and vanilla oak, which gives way with airing to cranberry. It's a big, bold, well-oaked style, with ample chewy tannins giving a thick texture. There's a mass of black fruit flavour as well, and the wine just needs more time to integrate and mellow. It's very full-bodied and loaded with potential. Give it plenty of air."
95 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Gold Medal - 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, Gold Medal - 2018 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards, Gold Medal - 2018 Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show

Reviews

"From old vines on the Pokolbin Estate vineyard, the Kiss label is the flagship of Thomas Wines, made simply to focus on the quality of the grapes, albeit with some new oak support. Many of the '17 Hunter Valley shirazes have 'closed, call back later' signs plastered on them - not this wine, it welcomes you to taste it, lips generously open."
96 points, James Halliday, Winecompanion.com.au
"Very deep purple/red colour. The bouquet is dominated by coconut and vanilla oak, which gives way with airing to cranberry. It's a big, bold, well-oaked style, with ample chewy tannins giving a thick texture. There's a mass of black fruit flavour as well, and the wine just needs more time to integrate and mellow. It's very full-bodied and loaded with potential. Give it plenty of air."
95 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Gold Medal - 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, Gold Medal - 2018 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards, Gold Medal - 2018 Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show

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