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2001 Kay Brothers Amery Shiraz Hillside


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SKU: 52217-2001-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 79

    Earthy, gamy flavors get stronger with each sip, taking this down for me.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The opaque purple-colored 2001 Shiraz Amery Vineyard Hillside (1,000 cases) possesses low acidity as well as 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. It will be released in fall, 2003.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Raised for over two years in American oak, oak permeates every aspect of this wine. Deep purple black color with strongly hued thin legs. A slightly hot nose reveals tons of American oak, intense plum, some spice, and rich coffee aromas. Thick and rich on the palate with plenty of sweet mouth coating fruit and coffee flavors that last. There?s nothing subtle about this wine but for a hedonistic blast of flavor over the short term this wine is it. Tannins and acid are well balanced and integrated. Drink now to 2007 (perhaps longer if you don'tmind obvious alcohol flavors in your glass).
    Drink Dates: 2004-2007
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 93

    What a difference 2 years makes: Purple-red; blue fruits on the nose; seamless palate with integrated blueberry, subtle smokey oak, smooth tannins--not the typical annoying Aussie fruit monster--this tastes like REAL wine!!
    Author: MJM
More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the Shiraz-specializing Barossa Valley as well as revered Riesling zones Clare Valley and Eden Valley. South Australia is too large and diverse to generalize about climate or topography, with both cooler coastal areas and warmer inland sections—but rainfall is generally low throughout and drought is a constant concern. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 320 bottles owned
  • 77 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 77 collectors)