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2013 Mystery Iconic Hunter Valley Shiraz Cabernet

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From one of the best vintages in the Hunter of the last decade, this is made by one of the most famous wineries in the Hunter (you’ll know them instantly). Classically rich and full bodied, this has already scored 94 points from a renowned Australian wine reviewer, even though it has not even been released to the public yet. In fact, you can’t buy this anywhere else except direct from the cellar door. We’ve sold the last few vintages of this genuine Hunter champion and I think this is the most generous, full bodied and complete of the lot. It’s just a fantastic Hunter red that will (almost) live forever.

Winemaker's Notes

A blend of Shiraz and Cabernet from the Hunter Valley. Dark fruits and chocolate characters, along with the extra element of spice from the higher percentage of new oak. A modern style of Australian red that also respects the tradition of regional and varietal blending to make a more rounded wine. The palate is complex and flavoursome, with nice firm tannin on the finish.

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2013 Mystery Iconic Hunter Valley Shiraz Cabernet

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The Wine Front (2013 Vintage) says
3-4% Cabernet from cuttings off Lakes Folly vines...could be described as the ‘Big Boy’ of the ... Hunter reds. Blueberries, blackberries, clove and aniseed spice, vanilla. Medium to full bodied, ripe and sweetly oaked (in comparison), grainy firm tannin, lots of mouth perfume and a cool finish. Very good. A satisfying wine.
2016 - 2028+
Cracka Tasting Panel (2013 Vintage) says
Wines of this calibre are seldom discounted and to be able to offer it as a pre-release at this price, direct from the winery, is an absolute privilege.

Rich, dense, intense, bright, fresh, long and vibrant were just some of the words used by the Tasting Panel when checking this wine out for the first time. This wine is all class, the purity of fruit is outstanding, the balance and complexity is second to none and even though it is still very youthful, it is approachable now but you know, some time in the cellar will only add greater intensity to this already phenomenal wine.

A must have for any serious red wine drinker!
Now - 2045

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