Color, nose and palate
Deep crimson in colour; the nose has powerful dark fruit characters with plum and jam with matching but balanced oak influence. The palate is medium to full weight with rich berry fruit power, well integrated tannins and good length of flavour.
Cellaring potential: Medium to long term
Food recommendations: Lamb and veal meat dishes.
What the experts say: “Deep garnet-purple-colored, the 2010 “The Aunts” Shiraz reveals expressive ripe black cherry, black raspberry and wild blueberry aromas intermixed with hints of allspice and black pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate offers plenty of vibrant, red and blackberry flavors with a medium level of velvety tannins, crisp acid and a hint of vanilla coming through in the long finish. Drink it now through 2016.”
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This wine is named after three pioneer women of the Hunter Valley, who established the initial homestead on ‘Meerea’ in the 1830’s. The three women were referred to by the family as the ‘Aunts’.
The establishment of the homestead coincided with the planting of the first Shiraz in the Hunter Valley.
The 2010 vintage began the same as 2009 with warm dry weather in January. There was rain in February after all of the white varieties were harvested and only affected Shiraz fruit that was late ripeni