Tuesday 26 April 2016

Thomas Wines Elenay Shiraz 2014

This label makes me giggle each time. Elenay is a fancy way to spell L & A which is an abbreviation for Lips & Arseholes. Fact! And the off cuts this may seem to be, but a beautifully blended wine it certainly is. Andrew Thomas' sense of humour coming to the fore here.

The fruit is a blend of Shiraz barrels that didn't make the famed flagship Kiss Shiraz, yet were too good for the other blends.

Like the Kiss, this is on the fuller end of medium bodied. Dark fruits are elegant and unashamedly generous. Thick skinned plum, a kick of earth before a wash of red berries come late. Oak has been handled well, not too heavy but enough to be seen. A shimmer of spice canters through with ease leading to a long and satisfying finish.

Due for release 7 May and is definitely worth tracking down.

Will cellar long term.


Region: Hunter Valley
RRP: $45
Source: Sample


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