Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards Shiraz 2003 Screw
One of Australia's most traditional winemakers, Colin Kay fashions old style, high quality, distinctive Australian reds. The dark ruby/purple-colored 2003 Shiraz exhibits dusty, earthy, truffle-like aromas interwoven with notes of licorice, blackberries, charred wood, and hints of underbrush and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied with moderately high tannin, good spice, and hefty alcohol, it should drink well for a decade.
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #161 (Oct 2005).
Dense black cherry colour and aromas of butter over blackberry and blackcurrant together with pepper, tar and liquorice.
The intense fruit dominant characters carry through to the velvety textured palate and combine with flavours of chocolate (mocha), liquorice, coconut, vanilla (American oak), pepper and spice - a red with tremendous mouth feel and great length.
This is another great Australian red from the famous Kay Brother's Winery and from their equally great Amery Vineyards. Very dark purple in colour, this is a medium-bodied wine that has had ample time to age and allow the tannins to properly integrate themselves. Dark fruits and raspberries with notes from the oak come up on the nose with liquorice and great spice including vanilla in the background. Not as full-bodied and expressive as its big brother the Hillside Shiraz but a lovely wine nonetheless and one which we feel certain you will savour.