Kay Brothers ‘Hillside’ Shiraz 2012

The Hillside vineyard was initially planted in 1892 and, in 1992 a systematic replanting of the eastern hillside commenced, using cuttings taken from the 100- year-old Block 6 Shiraz and suitably named New Block 6.  Unlike Block 6, Hillside allows Kay Brothers to pick various parcels of fruit so as to assemble the best blend possible.

Rich, ripe array of black fruit flavours, underscored by savoury bacon fat with briary roast beetroot and thyme on the palate.  The firm, yet svelte, tannin structure ensures that this classic McLaren Vale Shiraz is packed with complexity and can only benefit from a few years in the cellar.

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Tasting notes – 2012 vintage

Reviews & Awards

“95 points”

“The vines come from cuttings of the 120yo vines on Block 6, re-establishing the 4.85ha hillside vineyard. Open-fermented, basket pressed, matured for 20 months in American and Baltic oak. Deep crimson-purple; full-bodied, but more approachable than Block 6, its brooding black fruits and bitter chocolate balanced by good tannin and oak, providing a very long palate.  Drink by 2037.”
James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2016

“94 points”

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, August 2015

“One of the Best Wineries of the Regions, 5 red stars”

James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2014 – 2016

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