Friday, 12 August 2016

Gundog Estate Hilltops Shiraz No.2 2015

Timing is everything they say. I've missed winemaker Matt Burton a couple of times in recent trips to the Hunter. We will cross paths soonish no doubt.

Burton sources fruit from a few regions apart from the Hunter Valley, the home of his cellar door - a pretty cool place admittedly and worth the pop in. This Shiraz comes from the Hilltops region which is starting to get deserved acclaim and is the second release of this label.

Lots of scents of dark fruit with a savoury edge holding back early on before pushing its case late. Plums, black cherries, dried Mediterranean herbs - plenty to get comfy with.  A dusting of fine pepper rolls through as it sinks into its shoes and hangs on long. I was scrambling for something slow cooked to have with it.

Drink now to ten years.

92/100 - Very good

Region: Hilltops
RRP: $35
Source: Sample

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