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2018 Thomas Wines Elenay Shiraz

Hunter Valley, NSW

A concentrated and taut Hunter Shiraz that is both vibrant and seductive. A real winner here from Thomas Wines.

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...A little edgy. But nourishing and soulful.

Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

About the Wine

The Elenay Shiraz is one of those wines birthed from a serendipitous event.

Just over 10 years ago, a few barrels of fruit intended for the beloved Kiss Shiraz didn't quite make the cut, and a few barrels from Sweetwater Vineyard didn't really have the usual Sweetwater style.

So Andrew Thomas decided to blend them both together, and the resultant wine was an absolutely exceptional expression of Hunter Shiraz.

They now do an actual barrel selection for the fruit that goes into this wine - the composition might change a little bit year to year, but it's always a stunning release that aims to highlight the use of premium French oak. We're certainly stoked about this happy accident.

About Thomas Wines

Andrew Thomas is one of the modern day legends of the Hunter Valley.

He has made some of the region's greatest wines for over three decades and his personal label is one of the most highly regarded wineries in the region.

His focus is on premium examples of the region's hero varieties: Shiraz and Semillon, and has access to some of the region's best vineyards to craft them.

A mentor to much of the next generation of Hunter producers, if you want to try the essence of the Hunter Valley, Thommo's wines are a must try.

The Thomas Wines Braemore Vineyard
The Thomas Wines Braemore Vineyard
Hunter Valley, NSW
Additional Info

From the Producer

Made up of a selection of newer barrels from the Kiss (59%), Sweetwater (26%), and Wills Hill (15%) parcels.

Deep purple-garnet in colour, the wine is vibrantly aromatic in its primary fruit and perfume. It shows great concentration of dark berried fruits, with a taut tannin profile that extends right through the length of the palate. The wine feels svelte in the mouth, tightly wound, and with a decant or time in the glass shows even more of its seductive personality. Definitely slightly overt in the (premium French) oak department, but of course that is the style of Elenay. We have seen how the punchy oak 'folds' into the fruit with time in the cellar.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Andrew Thomas
Winemaker Andrew Thomas
Hunter Valley, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A blend from the barrels culled from the top single-vineyard expressions. The chaff. And yet! It is this sort of fruit that frequently articulates a region's graces far better than any single site possibly can. Mulberry, blueberry, kelp and clove. A full palate with cheek-pummelling tannins that bely the slick aromas. A bit rough, a little edgy. But nourishing and soulful. Will age well." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

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