1998 Kay Brothers Shiraz Amery Vineyard Hillside
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 94
  • IWC 92
  • WS 90

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2001
The 1998 Shiraz Hillside was aged in 100% new American oak from relatively young vines that are the same clone of Shiraz as planted in the Block 6 which still contains 100+ year old vines. This is a full throttle... The 1998 Shiraz Hillside was aged in 100% new American oak from relatively young vines that are the same clone of Shiraz as planted in the Block 6 which still contains 100+ year old vines. This is a full throttle artisinal powerful super-concentrated wine with opaque black/purple color notes of new oak intermixed with licorice blackberry cassis asphalt and leather. The wine is huge massive chewy and unctuously textured. It is a total turn-on. Drink it over the next 15-20+ years. Importer: Dan Philips The Grateful Palate Oxnard CA; tel. (888) 472-5283
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2001
Full ruby. Roasted nutty black fruits meat graphite and smoky oak on the nose. A fat dense fruit bomb with vibrant flavors of cassis smoked meat tar and leather. This boasts remarkable fruit for six-year-old vines. Chewy... Full ruby. Roasted nutty black fruits meat graphite and smoky oak on the nose. A fat dense fruit bomb with vibrant flavors of cassis smoked meat tar and leather. This boasts remarkable fruit for six-year-old vines. Chewy finish features thoroughly lush tannins.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2001
Polished in texture and appealing for its spicy plum and berry flavors a stylish wine with elegance and grace hinting at cedar and vanilla on the fine-grained finish. Drink now. 850 cases made.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-region McLaren Vale
Vintage 1998