After bushfires destroyed the chance of any wines in 2020, for some of you it has been a painful waiting period but finally that wait is over. The 2021 Hamish has arrived.
This is a truly superb representation of viticulture and winemaking in the Hunter Valley. Dark mulberries are supported by deep savoury notes of caramelised balsamic, graphite and the earthy petrichor of wet forest.
The palate length is surreal with crunchy, underripe cherry opening up to red fruits and a generous kick of tannins on the finish. The mouthfeel is seamless from front to back and shows classy elegance with its medium weight and spicy french oak on the finish.
The wine will reward you now but will give you a fantastically different drinking experience with some considerable time in the cellar. Drinking well into 2031.
A wine of this calibre deserves some preparation in the kitchen. Plan ahead with a rotisserie Porchetta over coals, pan roasted whole red onions and dutch carrots to pair.