Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2001 750ml, McLaren Vale
As far as 2001 vintages go, Kay Brothers have produced a well crafted and moderately priced premium offering that is made in the same style as Kay Brothers well known and adored Block 6 Shiraz.
The opaque purple-colored 2001 Shiraz Amery Vineyard Hillside (1,000 cases) possesses low acidity as well as extraordinary dense, chewy notes of blackberries, blueberries, melted licorice, creosote, smoke, and earth. Although it is not yet revealing many nuances, it is spectacularly concentrated, with fabulous flavor extraction, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. This monster should rival the 1998. It will be released in fall, 2003.Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #143, Oct 2002.