Thomas Cote Shiraz 2017


94 points Gourmet Traveller wine!


An inaugural release for Thomas from famed vineyard.

Australia, NSW, Hunter Valley
#Red  #Shiraz / Syrah  #NSW / ACT  #Hunter Valley  


"The exceptional 2017 vintage is the inaugural release (unfortunately the 2016 vintage was decimated by hail) of this new single vineyard wine to our range, sourced from the famous Cote D’or vineyard in central Pokolbin. The vineyard is located on the steep northerly slope of the next ridge to the south of the Audrey Wilkinson Oakdale property. Cote d’Or was one of the first vineyards established by the Wilkinson family in 1866 by Alfred Wilkinson and his son Frederick (Audrey’s father). It was the fraternal home until the death of Alfred just before WW1.The original vineyard has long been pulled out, but seven acres were replanted on this ridge in 1971. The vineyard is unirrigated on relatively deep brown loamy soil..

Perfectly medium bodied in weight, the inaugural release of this new label displays exceptional brightness of fruit, featuring red pastille, turkish delight and spicy notes. The savoury texture on the palate is accentuated by an attractive dusty tannin structure, whilst the oak is beautifully integrated providing additional structural compexity to an outstanding value for money single vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz.."