Thomas Wines 'Sweetwater' Shiraz
"This highly praised vineyard is located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern part of the Lower Hunter Valley. It was planted in 1998 on soils of red/brown loam over limestone, which gives a distinctive floral lift to the wine. Only the very best barrels were selected for this label with a selection of fruit trickling down to the Synergy and Two of a Kind bottlings. The 2020 was crafted with 10% whole bunches and raised in 20% new hogsheads."
"This is flush with dark, broody fruits, savoury spices and woodsy earth. Well-pitched acidity and supporting tannins provide the frame for beautiful mid-palate weight, fleshy dark fruits, baking spice richness and a dense but fine-boned presence. Full of complexity and impact and, once again, impressive value."