K1 by Geoff Hardy Tzimmukin Shiraz Cabernet
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- This is Geoff Hardys top wine - a super rich, super intense red with huge inky flavour and lots of them. An icon level red for oak and sheer impact alone, needing a huge steak to match those flavours. 100
In biblical times the fruit of the vine was used imaginatively to produce various styles of wines. One of the more intriguing wines created was the 'Tzimmukin', using slightly dried grapes to increase strength and longevity.
At K1 we have tried to capture the essence of this ancient technique by slowly air drying our best parcels of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon in baskets to produce a quintessential Australian blend.
The resultant wine is intensely flavoured and complex. This exceptional, opaque purple-coloured wine is seriously powerful, rich and full-bodied. The bouquet has an abundance of ripe berry fruit with fabulous nuances of aniseed and spicy prunes. The Tzimmukin has a spectacularly textured palate, viscous and smooth with a long lingering savoury finish, perfect with wild game, flavourful meat dishes and mature cheeses.
The Tzimmukin is drinking beautifully now, yet will greatly benefit from careful cellaring. To allow this wine to show its full potential it is suggested to be decanted an hour before serving.
James Halliday says:“
Deep colour; a blend of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, revealing dark fruits of cassis, prune, black, olive and cedar; the palate is fleshy and still fresh, mid weight and light on its feet, slowly revealing abundant fine-grained tannins and a savoury conclusion.
Best Drinking: To 202294
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says:“
Air drying shiraz and cabernet before fermentation concentrates the grapes to give very sweet fruit, sumptuous tannins, massive winesAustralian Wine Vintages 201088
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says:“
Rich, hyper-concentrated spice, chocolate, licorice and black fruits combination; lingering tannins. Egyptian rather than Italian inspiration.Australian Wine Companion 2007 200693
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says:“
Air drying shiraz and cabernet before fermentation concentrates the grapes to give very sweet fruit, sumptuous tannins, massive winesAustralian Wine Vintages 201087