52 to 48% split with the Pinot coming off the Briar Ridge block. It is surprising the amount of Pinot that pops up in the Hunter. HRB denotes the old Hunter River Burgundy name that was used in the Hunter for many years and this wine harks back to the days when they field blended their wines. Perfumed, clove black cherry nose that is more pinot than shiraz. Medium bodied at the most with a fruit forward palate and well balanced acid and gentle tannins. Lovely wine.
HRB Shiraz Pinot Noir 2013, Hunter Valley, NSW.
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.