2002 Kay Brothers Shiraz Hillside Amery Vineyards (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale)

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Australia, Fleurieu, Kay Brothers, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Popped and poured…this is the real deal…flamboyant nose of licorice, tar, tobacco, blue- and blackberry, and pain grille. Insanely velvety texture with great licorice, tar, and blueberry flavors that go on and on. Despite its obvious propensity to age many more years, this flamboyant, complex, sexy wine is hard to resist now and is remarkably elegant and light on its feet for its size. An absolute winner, especially considering the $32 release price. It comes under screwcap and I highly recommend this wine from my favorite producer of Australian Shiraz. I may add that this wine is nothing like the overblown Aussie Shiraz styles like Mollydooker or their predecessor Marquis Philips. This wine is a classy wine all the way through that doesn’t try to just seduce by power alone.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

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