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2018 Thomas Wines Synergy Shiraz

Hunter Valley, NSW

A blend of Hunter vineyards from the excellent 2018 vintage.  A mid-weight, flavour-packed bargain of a Shiraz!

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$25.00

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Fantastic release. The value is sky high... Serious enjoyment to be had here.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Synergy Shiraz is always a blend of sites from across the Hunter, a 'regional blend' if you will.  Rarely has it delivered the exceptional value seen in 2018.

A second consecutive drought year has led to an open, ripe and generous Shiraz, with Thommo's leaning to less oak preserving all the lovely juicy fruit from the excellent vintage.

Hunter Shiraz 101 here and simply one of the best value Shiraz around.

About Thomas Wines

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

He has made some of the regions 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.

Hunter legend, Andrew Thomas
Hunter legend, Andrew Thomas
Hunter Valley, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Winemaker's Comments

This wine is a blend of the various old vine vineyards that we are fortunate enough to have access to. The distinctive characters of each vineyard work together in synergy, resulting in a wine of its own unique personality.

Part of what makes all our single vineyard wines such benchmarks for the region, is the absolute 'no compromise' approach to selecting only the very best barrels. This leaves behind a number of ‘de-classified’ barrels which we also use towards creating this blend.

Synergy delivers outstanding quality for every day drinking at an amazingly affordable price.

Tasting Notes

The 2018 Synergy Shiraz blend has the muscular power of Cote d'Or, but is tempered with lifted red fruited brightness from the McKelvey vineyard and Pokolbin Estate Port Block. The deliciously supple tannins envelope the dark and red fruited core, providing a wine that suits current drinking or short to mid-term cellaring.

Order a pizza or light the BBQ and drink this to your hearts content. Seriously smashable…..

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.20%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Multiple vineyard sources separately vinified. The high-quality vintage shines through the expressive, dark berry-filled bouquet and into a sculpted medium-bodied palate. Its freshness and savoury fruit/oak/tannin balance guarantee it will develop superbly over decades. Value+." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"Fantastic release. The value is sky high. Plum and liquorice, red cherry and cloves. Smoky cedar wood characters too. Deep purple to the colour and to the flavour. Tannin but integrated. Builds and builds as it breathes. Seriously enjoyment to be had here." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

92Points
The Wine Front

"Generous Hunter red with plush texture, warm forest berry fruit character, peppery spice, an undercurrent of chewy clove and twiggy wood notes – all doubling through perfume and palate. A little firm through the finish but the medium weight, savouriness and pretty perfume works a treat for a Hunter shiraz 101. it’s a really honest wine and very good at the bucks, working on many speeds. Should cellar well too." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

92Points
The Wine Front

"Generous Hunter red with plush texture, warm forest berry fruit character, peppery spice, an undercurrent of chewy clove and twiggy wood notes – all doubling through perfume and palate. A little firm through the finish but the medium weight, savouriness and pretty perfume works a treat for a Hunter shiraz 101. it’s a really honest wine and very good at the bucks, working on many speeds. Should cellar well too." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Sydney Metro orders will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 23rd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Sydney Metro here.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Fri). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by 10am 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Wednesday and delivered the following day in Brisbane (Thursday or Friday). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by 10am 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here.

Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is available at our Sydney warehouse at 3 Fig, Ultimo, 2007. You are not able to browse our warehouse shelves and we are not licenced to sell over the counter, so please place your order online or over the phone before arriving. Feel free to call on arrival on 1300 668 385 and we can bring your order out to your vehicle.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order needs to be placed before 12pm midday.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

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

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

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.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

More FaQs: here