1996 Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$199. 00
$2388.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.9%
Closure: Cork
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This is the first vintage that the Kay family put in 100% new American oak. A blockbuster effort, this wine conceals 14.9% alcohol in its personality, which is more akin to a dry vintage port than red table wine. This wine is terrific stuff, with blackberry fruit intermixed with camphor, asphalt, pepper, and new saddle leather. Viscous, rich, full-bodied, and still youthful, it requires another two to four years of cellaring. This is a wine capable of lasting 25-30 years. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2025.
97 points
Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate