Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2016 (McLaren Vale)

Tasting Notes
Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2016 is deep ruby in colour, with a alluring notes of smoky charcuterie, mocha, blackberry and dried herbs followed by a hint of cedar.

The palate is dense and concentrated with lashings of rich dark berry fruits, marzipan and an underlying earthiness. Followed by fine chocolate like tannins on the finish. A full flavoured wine with plenty of class!!

Reviews
"Hillside is often a bit of a thumper, and while this year’s model is pretty dense, it’s also a bit more *ahem* restrained?

Dense, meaty, plenty of toasty umami oak, blackberry, liquorice, dried herbs. Full-bodied, well packed and full of flavour, porcini mushroom, black fruits, something a bit ferrous, tightly knit dark chocolate tannin, bold finish where dark berries mix with all kinds of meaty/earthy flavours. Impressive. Muscular. Won’t leave you wondering. I don’t usually say this, but if you’re going in early, a good healthy spell in a decanter will do it wonders."

95 points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, September 2018, Drink: 2022 - 2040+

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The Hillside vineyard was established in 1992 using cuttings from the century old Block 6. A classic example of full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz. Unlike Block 6, the Hillside Shiraz allows Kay Brothers to pick various parcels of fruit so as to assemble the best blend possible.

Block 11, located at the top of the hill, has shallow sandy loam soil over limestone and sandstone. These vines are very exposed to the wind and sun. As a consequence, the vines mature earlier in most years and tend to be low yielding, with intense fruit concentration and powerful tannins.

The rest of the Hillside Shiraz is located farther down the hill, in New Block 6, where dark chocolate loam and clay soil dispersed with quartz and ironstone over silty limestone. The New Block 6 component provides the finesse and elegance to the overall blend with savoury flavours and tight structure. The blend of these two vineyards balances each other extremely well.

Harvested on the 17th and 20th of February, traditionally processed with open fermentation and basket pressing in our 1928 press. The wine then matured for 23 months in American and French oak. The block 11 component was fermented and matured in a large French oak foudre (holding 5400L). Bottling took place in March 2018.

The moisture depleted sub-soils soaked up the rain and canopies were freshened while also filling out berry sizes. The final ripening period consisted of mild day time temperatures and cool nights, ideal for full flavour development. Winery Notes

More Information
Case Qty 6
ABV 14%
Brand Kay Brothers Amery Wines McLaren Vale
Color Red
Variety Shiraz
Vintage 2016
Country of Manufacture Australia
Region McLaren Vale
State South Australia
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $43.00
Dozen Buy $479.88
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