Hillside Shiraz 2001 - Kay Brothers

Tasting notes

"(...) extraordinary dense, chewy notes of blackberries, blueberries, melted licorice, creosote, smoke, and earth. Although it is not yet revealing many nuances, it is spectacularly concentrated, with fabulous flavor extraction, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. This monster should rival the 1998. (...)"

Source: Robert M. Parker, Jr.



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Established in 1890 by Australian born brothers Herbert & Frederick Kay, it is the oldest McLaren Vale winery still in the hands of the founding family.

The main grape variety grown is Shiraz (including the 1892 planted Block 6) followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre) & Muscat Blanc. 

 The Block 6 Shiraz & Hillside Shiraz spend up to two & a half years maturing in a combination of American, Eastern European and French oak barrels.

Data sheet

  • Color red
  • Country McLaren Vale - South Australia
  • Vintage 2001
  • Rating Robert Parker : (93 - 95) / 100
  • Level IN
  • Peak: until 2020
  • Size Bottle (0.75 l)
  • grape variety 100 % Syrah

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