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Keith Tulloch Kester Shiraz

Keith Tulloch Kester Shiraz

Dense plum and currant fruit with savoury / spice power, hints of earth and spice and a lingering complex finish of ripe briar-berry and silky smooth tannins. As happens with reds made for long term cellaring, their character takes some time to open out, so we recommend decanting well prior to drinking.

The perfect match with strong-flavoured meats such as duck, game, or slow roasts. Also try with Ossobucco and Asian-fusion cooking.

The history of Tulloch in Pokolbin began in the late 1880s when JY Tulloch (Keiths Great-Grandfather) married Florence Kester. Keith is the second Keith Tulloch winemaker, the first being his great Uncle, Keith Kester Tulloch. This Shiraz has been deeply influenced by Keithy’s love of the Rhône, in particular the great Hermitages of Jaboulet (where he worked the vintage in 1996 and revisited in 2003). Winemaking has been adapted to gain more fruit power and greater overall wine personality, resulting in a profusion of powerful flavours and aromas.After vintage experience with Paul Jaboulet in the Rhône Valley (France), and having been able to observe the making of “La Chapelle” close-hand, this winemaking incorporates similar Rhône Valley techniques for flavour complexity and palate length. Sourced from old dry-farmed Hunter Valley vineyards, the grapes are fermented with a trace of Viognier in open vats for 4 weeks, with plunging by hand. It is matured for 20 months in a mixture of fine French oak barriques to impart a fine, velvety oak support.

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Keith Tulloch Kester Shiraz is a great product from an excellent winery. A truly knockout wine from the Hunter Valley.

“Keith Tulloch is a fourth generation Hunter Valley winemaker with an enormous knowledge of the traditions of the Hunter who wants to see the area’s wines enjoy the respect they deserve. The standards are high and the amounts are small”

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: ShirazRegion: New South Wales, HunterAlcohol: 14.5%SKU: KEITH03

£29.00 a bottle

4 in stock


Keith Tulloch

“Keith Tulloch is a fourth generation Hunter Valley Winemaker, so the soils of Pokolbin and the wines of the Hunter Valley run deep in his blood. Keith is a qualified Winemaker, a Wine Judge, and Wine Consultant.
Keith Tulloch Wines are hand-made with meticulous care, and epitomise the best qualities of boutique Hunter Valley wine.
Semillon, Chardonnay & our flagship Kester Shiraz show the classic hallmarks of terroir and style. Our Botrytis Semillon is harvested from naturally occurring Botrytis, and is made with exacting winemaking techniques.”


The Hunter Region is the premium wine region of New South Wales and one of Australia’s most well-known, and historically important wine regions. Distinctive styles of Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz are the hallmark of this region. James Busby the man credited with bringing the vine to Australia was associated with the Hunter Valley through his brother-in-law William Kelman. Kelman is thought to be the first to plant vines in the Hunter. George Wyndham planted grapes in 1832. Penfolds bought the property in 1904 naming it Wyndham Estate. Dr Henry Lindeman purchased land around Raymond Terrace in the 1830s. So too did James King whose legacy passed onto Maurice O’Shea who came to the forefront of Hunter Valley winemaking in the 1920s. The area fell into depression for many years, but gradually made a comeback in the early 1960s. Today the region is booming. The climate is regarded as warm to hot. The main wine styles: White – Semillon (regarded as one Australia’s greatest and unique wines, with great aging potential), Chardonnay; Red – Shiraz.


flourish in a range of climates. In the warm to hot climates you can expect extremely intense aromatic, rich, full bodied wines, with hugh fruit (almost sweet) and chocolately tasting. In the more moderate/cooler climates you’re more likely to find structured Shiraz wines with black cherry, pepper and spice characters rather than the chocolate and fruit styles found in warmer climates.

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