Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards Hillside Shiraz 2008
The oak dominates the nose but that doesn't transfer over to the palate. On the palate there are flecks of blackberry compote and lively blue-fruits dancing the macarena while a gentle breeze of dark licorice and spice waft over me. The wine doesn't cry out at me, nor does it leave me feeling underweight, it just levels me feeling content. Bravo for Colin Kay to make an age-worthy wine out of an extreme heatwave.
Drink: Give it 4 years before opening it.