2015 KAY BROTHERS AMERY VINEYARDS HILLSIDE MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ
RRP $45 / 2035
A distinct boysenberry dipped in dark chocolate plus a side of black plums, liquorice and spicy, clovecedary oak (21 months in American and French, 26% new) fill out this wonderful wine. Full-bodied and densely layered, yet there’s a vivacity, too, thanks to its refreshing acidity and oh-so-supple, spongy tannins. JF 14.5% alc. The Hillside shiraz vines cover the eastern hillside of the Amery vineyard, using cuttings sourced from the original Block 6 planted in 1892. The grapes are hand-harvested, traditionally basket-pressed in our 1928 press. It is a dense and powerful wine, yet well-balanced showing plenty of class, built with longevity in mind.