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Kay Brothers Amery 1998 - Blocks 6 Shiraz 750 ml.

$95.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 98

Country: Australia

Region: South Australia

Subregion: McLaren Vale

Varietal: Shiraz

Vintage: 1998

Size: 750 ml.

Established in 1890 by Australian born brothers Herbert and Frederick Kay, it is the oldest McLaren Vale winery still in the hands of the founding family, with Herbert’s grandson Colin Kay continuing the family winemaking tradition. Bordering St. Vincent’s Gulf, 24 miles south of Adelaide, the Kay Brothers McLaren Vale vineyards grace the rolling foothills of the Southern Mt. Lofty Ranges. The winery is located at the top of a hill three miles from the McLaren Vale Township and the cellar door, which is part of the original winery complex, boasts some stunning panoramic views of the surrounding picturesque valleys and hillsides. The Kays are specialists of traditional grape growing and winemaking, utilizing grapes from their own 54 acre vineyards to produce their wines. The main grape variety grown is Shiraz (including the 1892 planted Block 6) followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre) and Muscat Blanc. Colin’s winemaking philosophy is to make rich full-bodied fruit-driven wines (using the original open fermenters and basket press) with a minimum of 18 months aging in small American oak casks. The Block 6 Shiraz & Hillside Shiraz spend up to two and a half years maturing in a combination of American, Eastern European and French oak barrels.

SKU: A2995
Reviews
Robert Parker - 98 See more...
I have to wonder if this wine would not be even more extraordinary and close to perfection if it were aged in French oak. American oak is still the big deal in Australia, despite the exceptional success the more subtle French oak has had nearby at Clarendon Hills. The 1998 shows the aggressive toasty oak in the nose, but there is no doubt that is going to be completely absorbed in another 3-5 years of cellaring, given the wine's mammoth concentration and extravagant richness. The wine has a black/purple color and an extraordinarily sweet nose of black fruits intermixed with spice box, licorice, and a touch of pepper. A monster wine on the palate, and still uncivilized and too young to actually enjoy drinking, this wine should be at its peak by 2006 and keep for up to 2020 or so. A great vintage for Block 6 Shiraz.