- Retail Price
- Online Price
- Member Price
- Hunter Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2019 - 2023
The 2018 Shiraz is from our Pothana vineyard at Belford.
Harvest Date: Hunter Valley- 10th February 2018
The fruit was warm fermented in traditional open vats and hand plunged. The wine was aged in older oak barrels for 12 months prior to blending.
This Shiraz is a medium bodied wine showing red berries, spicy fruit and soft mild tannins. This wines has the ability to age more that it's constitution might suggest. This wine is deep red in colour with purple tinges. The aroma is dominated by sweet berry and spice. The medium bodied palate showing fruit richness with peppery undertones. The finish is long soft supported by fine tannins.
A gentle wine, try it with lamb cutlets or an old fashion mixed grill.
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- Silver Medal
- NSW Small Winemakers Show
Hunter Valley Shiraz at a modest/appealing price. Light to mid weight but well balanced and good to drink. Clean, fresh and gently textural. Red cherry, cream, plum and earth. A hint of toffee apple. Nicely done.
Deep red / purple colour and a bright, fresh aroma, with an uncanny whiff of sarsparilla. Most unusual. It could be the permutation of eucalyptus? The palate is very bright, youthful, somewhat raw and a tad shrill: a primal style with good intensity on the palate. The tannins are mild & easy.
Drink: 2018 – 2027
Intense satsuma plum with fragrant cherries and raspberries.
Soft and plush with bright acidity. Good clarity of fruit.
Drink: 2018 – 2021
The wine comes from Pothana Lane, Belford, the vineyard David & his Father, William, planted in the early 1980’s. The Shiraz is purple tinted crimson, has 13% alcohol & cassis aromas. The front palate shows juicy plum flavour, the middle palate glace cherry, black pepper, cloves & cedary oak & the finish minty tannins.
Bright purple and with berry pastille aromas, this shiraz has bramble jelly front-palate flavour. The middle palate introduces damson plum, cloves, black pepper and cedary oak characters and minty tannins show at the finish.
The grapes are sourced from the low-yielding Pothana vineyard, over twenty years of age, which has red clay loam with weathered limestone subsoil. Fermentation occurs in open vats, and the wine is matured in older oak barrels. Gorgeous aromas of raspberries and cherry pie. The wine has excellent intensity, in the red berry sphere, and is proudly medium-bodied. The tannins and fine and balanced. An expertly crafted wine
Shiraz from the Hunter Valley/Central Ranges.
Mid-weight red with raspberry and black cherry flavours slipping softly into stringy dried herb characters. The finish is a little acidic and thin but the main body of the wine works.
HE SAID: This sits in the sub-$20 range and it’s meant to be very easy drinking – and it does just that in a canter. Berry flavours – mainly red fruits but with some earthy darker berries in there as well – it’s soft and fleshy and hits the brief. If you’re looking for a drink-now red that won’t blow the budget, give this a go.
SHE SAID: Who doesn’t love a bargain? This shiraz from David Hook is great value for money at just $18. It’s a blend of Hunter Valley fruit from David’s Pothana Old Vines vineyard and fruit sourced from Mudgee with lots of fruit flavour and a peppery finish. Went down a treat with snags we cooked on the Weber barbie.