Kiss Shiraz
Vintage   The 2015 vintage has been released 6th May 2017
Tractor   From the tough clay/loam soils of the Pokolbin Estate vineyard, planted 1969
Grapes   Our ‘flagship’ shiraz of the range, medium bodied, inwardly concentrated and incredibly complex
Wine glass   Briary red and black berry fruit, satiny-textured, svelte and long in deeply complex flavour.
Clock   Drink now to 2030+
  Enjoy with twice cooked roast duck
Year Comment Closure Drink To
2014 Oustanding vintage. Dry and warm conditions providing perfectly ripe and structurally balanced fruit. screwcap 2040+
2013 Good spring rain, a relatively warm summer with a couple of late vintage downpours. An exceptional vintage for semillon, and very good shiraz screwcap 2030+
2012 Very cool growing season with some relatively challenging summer rainfall. A difficult ripening year, particularly for shiraz NOT MADE
2011 Awesome. The Hunter largely missed the unstable weather that hampered the rest of Australia. Relatively ripe semillon and beautifully structured shiraz. screwcap 2026+
2010 Warm dry conditions led to a low cropping, early ripening vintage. Earlier drinking semillon and nicely balanced shiraz. screwcap 2020
2009 Above average spring rainfall led to higher yields. Riper semillon year and perfectly structured, long living shiraz. screwcap 2024+
2008 Cool ripening season combined with above average rainfall made for a challenging vintage, producing realtively lean semillon. Disastrous for shiraz. NOT MADE
2007 Generally warm and dry conditions prevailed. Low yielding vintage. Fine semillon and relatively ripe shiraz screwcap 2020
2006 Relatively warm and dry, leading to a great classically styled vintage for both semillon and shiraz cork 2016
2005 Quite a hot and dry season leading to very low yields. A compressed vintage producing quite concentrated wines for the long haul. cork 2020
2004 A nicely even season with reasonably warm conditions and average rainfall producing well balanced wines. Both semillon and shiraz performed well. cork 2017
2003 Extreme drought conditions throughout the growing season. Very low yielding producing relatively ripe, concentrated semillon and shiraz. cork 2018
2002 Warm growing season followed by some wet vintage conditions. The best semillons were picked before the rain. Elegantly styled shiraz cork 2015
2001 Quite hot early in vintage followed by intermittent rains. Excellent semillon but challenging for shiraz cork 2013

 

Pokolbin Estate Vineyard (Kiss Shiraz)

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