2015 Hilltops Shiraz

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This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops District around Young on the South Western slopes of New South Wales.

As seasons go, I’m not sure you can you get better conditions than we had in 2015.

There was higher than average rainfall in December and January. By late January things warmed and dried and the miracle began to unfold: Day after day of mid to high 20s, cool nights, light breezes, a steady, warm glow in the vineyard with no pressure from excessive heat, rain or wind. Ripening proceeded like a dream.

14.5% Alc/Vol


Easily one of the best editions of this consistently good wine, this has an extra dimension of fruit flavor and richness,


plus loads of blackberry and spice. The tannins really sparkle; great balance and depth here. Drink now and for 5+ years. Superb.

Nick Stock

Hilltops shiraz at its most elegant.
Yes. This is good. Complete. Spicy, well-fruited, taut but expressive. It’s listed at 14.5% alc/vol but it doesn’t feel it; it has a modesty.

shiraz at its most elegant

Red and black berries with tobacco, stonefruit, anise and crushed dry spice. If mid-weight, savoury-accented reds are your go, you can’t go wrong here.

Campbell Mattinson

Hilltops Shiraz