An aged release yet it remains focused and relatively youthful. Both Shiraz and Semillon fared well in the Hunter Valley in 2009. Grapes came from the sandy soils of the Braemore Vineyard, originally planted in 1969.
Lemon extends into slightly more tropical territory with aniseedy thyme in the wings. A touch of spice. Stony but starting to develop some toastiness and texture. A little curd although there’s still more than enough acid to carry it a long way. Ghosts of lime marmalade to come. Chalky finish. I’d be leaving it alone for another five years but I guess it depends on what you’re after. 94
Region: Hunter Valley
Tasted: April 2014