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2017 Hilltops Shiraz

This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops district around Young on the South Western Slopes of New South Wales.

The 2017 vintage was punctuated by good rain at the right times with just the right amount of light and heat in between. Great colour again this year with a surge of rich black fruit through the aroma. There is plenty of ripe tannin driving the palate.Drink now or cellar with confidence for ten years or more.

I’ve liked a great many of the previous releases of this wine but this is my favourite of the lot. It’s a ripper. Balanced, well fruited, spice-laden, perfumed, floral and then sweetly exotic. It smells and tastes beautiful, and is so finely etched with tannin;

It’s a ripper

it has everything exactly where you’d like it to be. I’d send a case of this straight into the pool room but I’d like my stash kept a lot closer to me than that and, besides, I don’t have a pool room anyway. Buy.

Campbell Mattinson

2017 was a beautifully medium-bodied season in Hilltops, giving birth to a wine that

captures the fragrant and spicy personality of shiraz

with great detail. It entices with rose hip and white pepper over a core of red cherries and greengage plums but it’s the lingering finish that really sets it apart, structured with magnificent, finely textured tannins.

Tyson Stelzer

14% Alc/Vol

pH 3.79

TA 6.3 g/L

Residual Sugar <0.3 g/L

Sulfur Dioxide (free) 38 mg/L