SWEETWATER SHIRAZ 2017

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Gourmet Traveller Wine
SKU
SWSH201712 UCAU
$50.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$50.00 Per item
2017 is being lauded as one of the best vintages in the history of the Hunter Valley. Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater Hermitage have been the foundation for some of the oldest known vineyards in the Hunter Valley The Sweetwater Shiraz is true to form with its distinctive floral notes of violets and potpourri. Concentrated yet decidedly medium-bodied, deep red and blue fruited frame, perfumed raspberry fruit. There’s beautiful depth of flavour and the tannins are fine.
2017 is being lauded as one of the best vintages in the history of the Hunter Valley. Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater Hermitage have been the foundation for some of the oldest known vineyards in the Hunter Valley The Sweetwater Shiraz is true to form with its distinctive floral notes of violets and potpourri. Concentrated yet decidedly medium-bodied, deep red and blue fruited frame, perfumed raspberry fruit. There’s beautiful depth of flavour and the tannins are fine.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

Gourmet Traveller Wine

Sitting amongst many bigger, firmly structured wines, reminded me of the classic red-fruited, fleshy and soft Hunter red of old. I loved the perfumed raspberry fruit and lush, medium-bodied palate. There’s beautiful depth of flavour and the tannins are fine. Bourne initially noted a “reluctant bouquet”, but then “cranberry and redcurrant with some exotic spices in the background.” He continued, “The wine has a high-toned palate with refreshing acidity interplaying with the silky tannin profile. A racy red with a tangy finish.” It will age gracefully.