Kay Brothers 2013 Block 6 Shiraz, McLaren Vale
Kay Brothers 2013 Block 6 Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Kay Brothers 2013 Block 6 Shiraz, McLaren Vale

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When handled properly in the vineyard and the winery, there is something incredibly magical about old vine - 120+ years old! - wine - something that has to be experienced first-hand to fully understand. Family owned since 1891, when the vines for this extremely limited production Shiraz were planted, Kay Brothers is an iconic McLaren Vale winery and one of the oldest still in family hands. This is a wine of typical McLaren Vale power and extraction but with a finesse and elegance that comes from meticulous old-school winemaking – they use their original open top fermenters – and grapes from 4 acres of low producing ancient vines. There are intense aromas and flavors of earthy, peppery dark cherry with hints of blueberry and surprisingly strong acidity, which provides a freshness to the big and extracted fruit flavors. This is a powerful but not heavy wine, very smooth and complex at the same time. It has an interesting savory quality and a set of layers and complexity that only seem to be present in ancient vine wines when they are made with this level of care and precision. The finish is smooth, deep, complex and long. There is excellent aging structure and this wine will age gracefully over ten to twenty years into a magnificent beauty. Please take advantage of this rare and special opportunity for yourself or that special gift.

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