Strongly floral and spice driven nose with lovely five spice and nutmeg. Blueberry and black cherry takes over on the palate with fine elegant dry tannins. Medium bodied as the Hunter should be finishing with a warm satisfying finish. Andrew Thomas makes regionally identified wines, this one is grown in the Belford sub region on red ironstone soils.
Thomas Sweetwater Shiraz 2017, 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.