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2018 Kay Brothers Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Basket Pressed"

Kay Brothers 2018 Basket Pressed Shiraz

Winery: Kay Brothers

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Basket Pressed"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 92% Shiraz, 5% Mataro & 3% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $40

Cases produced: 4,721

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: April 23, 2021

Wine Review: This deep purple to almost pitch-black colored Shiraz from Kay Brothers is very good. It opens with a blackberry bramble bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced and very juicy. The flavor profile is a concentrated stewed plum and boysenberry blend with notes of black cherry. We also detected hints of dark chocolate, flinty minerality, supportive oak and cardamom mixed in. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for a while. This well-done, teeth staining Shiraz is enjoyable to drink and food friendly. We would pair it with wild boar tenderloins with a dried cherry sauce. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Deep ruby color. Complex earthy notes combine with rich raspberry compote, aniseed and charcuterie on the bouquet. Lingering in the background is a hint of smoky cedar. Dense, rich fruit flavors of raspberry, blackberry and plum coat the palate initially before savory black olive leads into soft, fine-grained and lengthy tannins to finish. A full-flavored Shiraz!

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