Chateau Pato ‘old Pokolbin vineyard’ shiraz 2003 (review)

87 points

Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. 14.5% screwcap.

Lots of different flavours, all over the place, so let me sum up the wine first… a sleek soft fat alcoholic sweet wine with savoury tones – some 2000 Chateaunef-du-Pape wines come (somewhat) close in style. Very approachable.

Sweet but saved by smokey oak. And the slightly cowshed finish is attractive – really.

Something of a show pony wine yet not in the commercial show style, sort of show pony for the cognoscenti. A$27

1 thought on “Chateau Pato ‘old Pokolbin vineyard’ shiraz 2003 (review)

  1. It has been my great pleasure, for the past 28 years, to create a collection of wine labels at my home in northern California. It would be with great delight to be able to include your labels in my collection. I am very interested in older vintage dated and vineyard designated labels. Thank you very much for your consideration.
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