A must-do on your next Hunter Valley excursion is to eat at Bistro Molines. Trust me. It is here you will also find the home of Tallavera Grove, one of the best vistas in the district, and the home of Carillion Wines. This Fenestella Shiraz is their flagship wine.
The fruit comes from cuttings that originated in the famed heritage listed Tallawanta vineyard, found between the Hunter Valley Gardens and Harrigan's Pub.
This is an example of a wine that needs some air to show its best. On opening it was flat with little action. Some nuttiness (peanuts?) the main player. A day on and it shows great concentration and depth. Black and red fruits get in deep with two hands. Fine earthy feels walk calmly leaving a fine dusting of tannin. Another medium bodied Hunter Valley beauty.
Drink to five years+
Region: Hunter Valley