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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Evans Wine Company Hilltops Nine Stones Shiraz 2009
Evans Wine Company Hilltops Nine Stones Shiraz 2009
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Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Hilltops Shiraz is bright youthful purples and dark red in color. This wine displays exciting and full of exotic chocolate-mint, black cherry characters, with some white pepper overlaid with subtle oak character. Very sweet fruit with fine grained persistent tannins, which is a hallmark of this vineyard; excellent fleshy middle palate and a long supple and satisfying finish.
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About Evans Wine Company:

Named for its founder Len Evans who emigrated to Australia in 1953 and has been a tireless owner, innovator, and promoter of Australian wines. Evans has had his hand in many Australian wineries including Rothbury Estate and Petaluma. Evans Wine Company was founded in 1980 and specializes in wines from the Hunter Valley for the Evans Family Wines label.

Hilltops is in the South-Western Slopes of the Great Dividing Range, situated around the rural towns of Young and Harden in Southern New South Wales. It is about four hours drive south of Sydney and about one and a half hours from Canberra the national capital. An historically important part of Australia, it has an established reputation as a producer of high quality stone fruit. The vineyards are mostly to the South East of Young, which is known as "The Cherry Capital of Australia" and there are about 1,000 acres under vine in the area. The region sits on a large granite rock, which over millions of years has weathered to produce deep topsoil, red coloured as it has mixed with ironstone sand blown in from the Red Centre of Australia.