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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Thomas Wines Sweetwater Shiraz 2006

Andrew "Thommo" Thomas is a McLaren Vale boy who now calls the Hunter Valley home, specialising in Semillon and Shiraz it is only the latter that I have had the pleasure of passing between my lips.

Boy, this wine is a beaut.  The lead in is at once fruit laden, a heady presentation of aroma juxtasposed against a solid background of some creamy notes.

The palate is where the magic happens: beautifully integrated fruit profile.  It's rich, warm (not warmth) - a baked fruit pudding with a tail of spice.  There's structure, its amazingly crafted, and good length.  The finish shows a hint of cola, not in the sweet treacly sense, but the almost coffee-ish cedary touch.  Going back to the fruit pudding, there's also a hint of slight-caramelised brown sugar on the top with a touch of cinnamon.

Man alive it is good.  It has me on the night tweeting that it was "a parcel of silken, structured sexiness".  You beauty.

Source: Retail, Stewart's Wine Co.
Price: $29.99 (sale) 
Closure: Cork

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