The DJV stands for déjà vu, as Thommo makes this wine in a slightly “old fashioned” Hunter Valley style, using techniques such as those from Murray Tyrrell and the great Maurice O’Shea, resulting in the feeling that you’ve tasted this before. The shiraz is sourced from the Trevena vineyard.
Thomas Wines, DJV Shiraz, Hunter Valley, 2013
As the main image says, it’s the little one percenters that make a big difference. In this case, Thommo has whacked in a little bit of Semillon and finished this off in older barrels, creating a more lighter bodied “Hunter River Burgundy” expression of Shiraz.
Savoury, sandy nose with black pepper, tobacco, milk chocolate, bright plum, new leather and waxy lemon skin. Medium bodied with sandy tannins. Cracked pepper spice tops savoury, yet ripe sweet plummy fruit. Oak is negligible with a soft lingering chocolate sweetness and acidity is noticeable. Thommo suggests this wine being food friendly and I thoroughly agree. Pair with barbeque pork or duck at your favourite late night BYO venue
Wine sample courtesy of Thomas Wines