WineWise Hunter Valley Shiraz Results

Pokolbin Estate recently entered our 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010 & 2011 Reserve Shiraz vintages into the Hunter Valley Shiraz Tasting, hosted by WineWise Australia. Here are the results…

2003 Pokolbin Estate Reserve Hunter Valley Shiraz: Strong colour. Classic Hunter bouquet showing powerful fruit with some leathery maturity. Has decades ahead of it, but is beginning to drink well. Fairly firm but beautifully balanced.  ★★★★☆

2005 Pokolbin Estate Reserve Hunter Valley Shiraz:  Lovely dark berry fruit together with tilled earth and faint leather. Still very fresh. A finely structured, medium-bodied style. ★★★★☆

2009 Pokolbin Estate Reserve Hunter Valley Shiraz:  The nose is of fresh but slightly closed red fruits, and the generous lively palate bears a touch of regional tilled earth. Fine tannins provide perfect balance. Needs time.  ★★★★☆

2010 Pokolbin Estate Reserve Hunter Valley Shiraz:  Impressive red fruits with a touch of toasty oak. Slightly light but fresh.   ★★★☆☆

2011 Pokolbin Estate Reserve Hunter Valley Shiraz:  A fresh, ripe, dark cherry/plum style which is beginning to drink very well. Classically regional and medium-bodied.  ★★★★☆

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