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2006 ‘Alexander Munro’ Shiraz – Aged Release
2007 ‘Alexander Munro’ Shiraz – Aged Release
2007 has proven itself as a great Hunter Valley shiraz vintage. Very low yields following on from the very hot 2006 vintage, ripened easily with only minor storm activity towards harvest. As a whole, 2007 vintage Hunter shirazes have an inherent completeness about them making them very approachable upon release, but also have the structure to reward cellaring.Read More
2009 ‘Alexander Munro’ Semillon – Aged Release
Semillon did extremely well in the conditions of 2009. Warm dry weather early with a heavy storm during February after the white varieties were safely harvested. 2009 was also great for long term cellaring Shiraz. 4 GOLD Medals TROPHY – 'Best Named Vineyard White Wine' – 2016 Hunter Valley Wine Show.Read More
2009 ‘Alexander Munro’ Shiraz – Aged Release
2009 was a far better vintage in the Hunter Valley than the disastrous 2008 for Shiraz. The early ripening vineyards that avoided the heavy rainfall on St. Valentines Day (120mm in 24 hours) have produced some very impressive wines. Fruit picked after this date made good wines, but are a bit lighter in body. 97 Points – James Halliday. GOLD Medal – 2011 Winewise Small Vigneron AwardsRead More
2011 ‘BLACK’ Shiraz
2013 ‘Alexander Munro’ Semillon
Varietally typical Semillon that on the nose is beginning to transition into secondary toast and lanolin. The palate has generous flavour across the citrus spectrum but kept in line with fine and fresh acid. Great length of flavour. Although drinking well now, this wine has all the hallmarks that are required for long term cellaring.Read More
2014 ‘Alexander Munro’ Shiraz
2014 ‘Black’ Shiraz
2014 ‘Terracotta’ Semillon
There is slight development on the nose of alluring warm toast and lemon curd aromas. The colour does not indicate much change at all and remains a bright light straw colour with green tinges. The palate is flavoursome with hall mark citrus flavours before a long focused finish.Read More
2015 ‘indie’ Pinot Noir
2015 Late Harvest Semillon
2016 ‘Terracotta’ Chardonnay
2016 ‘indie’ Marsanne Roussanne
2017 ‘Hell Hole’ Shiraz
The name Pokolbin as legend has it, is derived from the early Hungarian migrant settlers to the area. ‘Pokol’ directly translates to ‘Hell’, and ‘ben’ to ‘in’. An undeniable reference to the hot, dry and sometimes inhospitable summers that regularly top 45º C during Pokolbin summers. Old-vine Shiraz from the 1960’s planted ’Homestead’ vineyard owned by the Kindred family. ’Homestead’ is situated at the western end of Palmers Lane in Pokolbin.Read More
2017 ‘indie’ Shiraz Pinot
Pinot has been blended into Shiraz in the Hunter Valley for decades by some of its top producers. There is now a resurgence in the blend with many labels again available. Shiraz from the Upper Hunter ‘James Estate’ and Pinot Noir from the Kindred family’s, ‘Lochleven’ Estate which was planted in 1973.
2017 ‘Terracotta’ Syrah
‘Terracotta’ wines get their name from the soils on which the fruit is grown. These red clay soils are renowned for their low fertility thus reducing the yield of the vine and increasing fruit concentration.
The tiny Roche Estate vineyard on the Cellar Door site planted on red basalt/clay in 2001. A portion of whole bunch Shiraz was kept aside (20%) and added back to the crushed and destemmed Shiraz and allowed to co-ferment in 2 tonne open vats.
2017 ‘XYZ’ Chardonnay
2017 ‘XYZ’ Shiraz
The XYZ brand wines constitute modern styles of Hunter Valley Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz. New Generation wines.
Fruit for this wine is from the mature ‘James Estate’ vineyard located in the Upper reaches of the Hunter Valley. The handpicked and sorted parcel of shiraz was crushed and then fermented in two French oak Foudres (3500 litre) with daily plunging and pumping over.
2017 ‘XYZ’ Rosé
2018 ‘Hell Hole’ Semillon
The name Pokolbin as legend has it, is derived from the early Hungarian migrant settlers to the area and means ’hot as hell’ or ’hell hole’, referring to the hot, dry and sometimes inhospitable summers that regularly reach 45º C. The wine is made from fruit harvested off a 45 year-old Semillon block on the Kindred family’s ‘Lochleven Estate’ vineyard in Pokolbin.Read More