Thomas Hyland Shiraz 2010

The Penfolds Thomas Hyland range honors the pioneering spirit of Thomas Hyland, son-in-law of Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold. Hyland’s stewardship of the company from the late 1800s until 1914 saw the development of what, in his lifetime, became Australia’s most famous name in wine.

The Thomas Hyland range offers a contemporary expression of varietal flavor and structure.

VINEYARD REGION South Australia – with the largest parcels coming from McLaren Vale (50%) and the Barossa Valley (20%).
VINTAGE CONDITIONS The 2007 vintage was difficult across South Australia with low winter temperatures threatening severe frosts, followed by unusually high summer temperatures which placed pressure on water resources. The resulting fruit ripened quickly and was harvested early with full flavors, fine structure and balance.
GRAPE VARIETY Shira
MATURATION The wine was matured for 12 months in a combination of seasoned French and American oak barrels.
WINE ANALYSIS Alc/Vol: 14.5%
Acidity: 6.20g/L
pH: 3.57
LAST TASTED April 2008
PEAK DRINKING Now to 2013
FOOD MATCHES Ideal with a rare eye fillet of beef.

 

Winemaker comments by
Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker
COLOR This wine is dark and dense with plum red hues and a crimson edge.
NOSE The nose shows the dark, ripe, aromatic and lifted fruit characters typical of Penfolds. Aromas of Shiraz pepper and spice are completed by notes of cut plums, wild dark fruit, Black Forest Cake, licorice and aniseed
PALATE Flavors of cherry chocolate, plums and dark fruitcake fill the palate. The well balanced use of oak adds a creamy warm texture of vanilla and toast with a sweet mid-palate and lovely velvety tannins on the finish.