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THOMAS WINES Kiss Shiraz, Hunter Valley 2016

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95 points - WC 95 WC THOMAS WINES Kiss Shiraz, Hunter Valley 2016 THOMAS WINES Kiss Shiraz, Hunter Valley 2016

THOMAS WINES Kiss Shiraz, Hunter Valley 2016

<p>The benchmark Shiraz of Thomas Wines’s range, the Kiss will kickstart your love affair with the wines of producer Andrew Thomas. A Hunter Valley stalwart for over thirty years, having cut his teeth at Tyrrell’s before opening his own winery in 1997, this is an HV Shiraz at the top of its league. Its first vintage was in 2001, and ever since it has been peppered with recognition and accolades.</p> <p>Matured in French Oak hogsheads, this is a deep and evocative wine. Full of body and rich with black fruit and spice, the finish is long with satiny tannins. Intense and brooding, this will age beautifully.</p>
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The benchmark Shiraz of Thomas Wines’s range, the Kiss will kickstart your love affair with the wines of producer Andrew Thomas. A Hunter Valley stalwart for over thirty years, having cut his teeth at Tyrrell’s before opening his own winery in 1997, this is an HV Shiraz at the top of its league. Its first vintage was in 2001, and ever since it has been peppered with recognition and accolades.

Matured in French Oak hogsheads, this is a deep and evocative wine. Full of body and rich with black fruit and spice, the finish is long with satiny tannins. Intense and brooding, this will age beautifully.

  • Style: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Region: Hunter Valley
  • Code: TKS
  • Varietal: Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is the most important quality wine-producing region in New South Wales, even though it represents only a Franceaction of the state’s production. Established in the early 1800s, the first vignerons recognised that the coastal Franceinge north of Sydney was too wet and humid for viable viticulture and thus took the decision to move into the hinterland. Although the region can be particularly hot, the cloud and rainfall patterns significantly modify the microclimate. The Hunter Valley is maritime influenced, with afternoon sea breezes funnelling up through the Hunter River and Goulburn River gap. Rainfall is very erratic and can arrive at the most inopportune time. Soils are generally rich volcanic and alluvial. The best vineyard sites are located within sight of the imposing Brokenback Range that is exposed to the cool sea breezes. Further inland, the maritime influence gives way to a greater degree of continentality. The Hunter Valley is best known for exceptional age-
The Hunter Valley is the most important quality wine-producing region in New South Wales, even though it represents only a Franceaction of the state’s production. Established in the early 1800s, the first vignerons recognised that the coastal Franceinge north of Sydney was too wet and humid for viable viticulture and thus took the decision to move into the hinterland. Although the region can be particularly hot, the cloud and rainfall patterns significantly modify the microclimate. The Hunter Valley is maritime influenced, with afternoon sea breezes funnelling up through the Hunter River and Goulburn River gap. Rainfall is very erratic and can arrive at the most inopportune time. Soils are generally rich volcanic and alluvial. The best vineyard sites are located within sight of the imposing Brokenback Range that is exposed to the cool sea breezes. Further inland, the maritime influence gives way to a greater degree of continentality. The Hunter Valley is best known for exceptional age-worthy Semillon and Franceesh savoury medium-bodied Shiraz, although Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay also perform well.
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