Kay Brothers Shiraz 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

Item No. 96751
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST92
  • RP90
  • JH89
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Winemaker's Notes

This dense purple-colored Shiraz is full-bodied with powerful lifted aromas, well-integrated oak, and rich ripe berry fruit flavors. It is a style that can be enjoyed as a relatively young wine or bottle aged to develop classic regional characters and added complexity - recommended cellaring time 6-8 years in ideal storage conditions.

The ‘Amery' property in McLaren Vale, South Australia was purchased in 1891 by brothers Herbert and Frederick Kay. To this day, the vineyard and winery is run by family members: Herbert's son Cuthbert took over management in 1948, and was succeeded in turn by his son Colin Kay. The Kay's Amery Shiraz vineyard is 30 years old.

"Deep ruby. Powerful red and dark berry aromas display liqueur-like power and depth, with suave vanilla, cola, tobacco and graphite qualities adding complexity. Juicy black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors are underscored by smoky minerals and framed by velvety tannins. Finishes broad and sweet, with excellent cut and sappy persistence."
-International Wine Cellar

"Produced from 34 year old vines, the dense ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Shiraz Amery offers up dusty, loamy earth, black fruit, spicy oak, and roasted meat and herb like aromas. This beautiful, value priced Shiraz should evolve for a decade." Robert Parker's
Wine Advocate

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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, 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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