The only ‘miss’ amongst the ’14 Thomas Wines Shiraz releases.
A blend of 60/40 Hunter/McLaren Vale Shiraz this Two of a Kind Shiraz is mid ruby/purple coloured, the nose all red fruit, a lick of vanilla and licorice. There’s an odd plasticky note on the nose, before a mid weight palate that covers purple Hunter fruit with a little darker Vale character…
Largely all good at that point, the distraction then is a sweet and sour finish with noticeable acidity.
Pleasant and polished, it would look better in other contexts but a step behind compared to the straight Hunter Thomas Shiraz wines. Best drinking: 2016-2024. 16.8/20, 89/100. 13.8%, $25. Would I buy it? Not quite.
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