Thomas Wines Kiss Shiraz 2014, Hunter Valley, AUD $75
This subtly powerful wine begs to be cellared. Clean berry, spice and earth aromas, a kiss of oak and a hint of mint. Full-bodied but smooth, with understated power, supple tannins and gently handled oak. Great intensity married to elegance. (Screwcap)
Score: 94 ★★★★½ – view on HuonHooke.com
Ageing: Cellar two to 23 years.
Food: Pink-roasted leg of lamb.
Stockists: Thomas Wines; Five Way Cellars (NSW); Rathdowne Cellars (Vic.)
Ranked #20 of 54 2014 Shiraz tasted from Lower Hunter
Price Benchmark: AUD $54.73 Avg 94pt 2014 Shiraz tasted from Australia