Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2001

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

$99.00
Item No. 62317
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP98
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

"Robust, rich and full flavoured, displaying complex and varied fruit and spice characters with abundant fine tannins leading to a long lingering finish. This vintage is very well structured and with further bottle age will become a wonderful mouth filling harmony. I am often asked how long this will take. It's about 7 years till the wine plateaus but it should live many years beyond with good cellaring but do watch the corks as some will last decades but more than likely most much less. I am looking forward to the day when we use the Stelvin screw cap closure rather than cork!" Colin Kay-Winemaker

Critical Acclaim

"The 2001 Shiraz Block 6 Amery Vineyard is built along the lines of the 1998. With 14.8% alcohol, and huge levels of tannin balanced by a wealth of blackberry and cherry fruit intertwined with sweet notes of compost, smoke, camphor, and earth, this massively full-bodied, dense, opaque purple-colored effort is Shiraz at its most concentrated. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025. Patience!
Range: 96-98 Points"
98 Points

Learn About Kay Brothers Map ItMap It

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, with Herbert's grandson Colin Kay continuing the family winemaking tradition. Bordering St. Vincent's Gulf, 24 miles south of Adelaide, the Kay Brothers McLaren Vale vineyards grace the rolling foothills of the Southern Mt. Lofty...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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