The Hunter Valley isn't that far from Australia’s largest city so I is a perfect place to take a little drive up to on the week-end. The area can be divided into two sections, the upper and lower Hunter. The upper Hunter is mostly fertile alluvial soils where the grape vines find it easy to produce large quantities year in year out. The lower Hunter has a more diverse soil type with basalt, volcanic red and yellow clay. Some produces are bottling these individual vineyard wines and showcasing those soil types.
Bimbadgen Estate Shiraz 2011
True regional style Shiraz with boot polish, earthy plum and a touch of spice comes through on the very good length palate. The light bodied palate weight is balanced by a buff of tannins that is built for the right and now. The team at Bimbagden did well in a cool and wet vintage to produce a wine of this quality.
Drink: Now – 2016