The Ablington Shiraz is from the Ablington Vineyard on O’Connors Lane in Pokolbin.
Planted on a gentle rolling slope with an easterly aspect, this vineyard exhibits a lovely subtlety in the fruit it produces, very reminiscent of the old school Hunter burgundies. Medium bodied in weight, with soft but structural tannins, a fleshy mid palate and cherry red fruits. A great young drink, but as our first release of this wine in 2009, it has beautiful ageing potential whilst maintaining its vibrancy.
"The Hunter's most captivating new star has produced a Shiraz of elegance, restraint and cool, textural finesse over a deep-set core of concentrated blackberries, coal, anise and black pepper. Like a shard of onyx, Ablington is chiselled and honed. Elegance, restraint and cool textural finesse meet a deep-set core of concentrated blackberries, coal, anise and black pepper. The interplay is captivating, played out against a backdrop of ultra-fine, textural tannins. "