Thomas Wines The Cote Shiraz 2018

With fruit for this wine coming from the famous Cote d’Or vineyard in central Pokolbin. At almost 200 metres above sea level, on the steep northerly slope, the Cote d’Or vineyard was one of the first vineyards established by the famous Wilkinson (as in Audrey) family in 1866. The original vines were removed some time ago but 7 acres were replanted in 1971. This is Thommo’s 2nd release from this vineyard.

Thomas Wines, The Cote, Shiraz, Hunter Valley, 2018

Calm and restrained aromas: plum, warm blackberry, crushed musk with creamy chocolate sauce, punctuated by a smoky, earthy base. Serious, medium bodied with a delicious silky and smooth palate well support with crisp, lacy tannin. Impressive structure and length. Bargain.

RRP: $35
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 93/100

Wine sample courtesy of Thomas Wines

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