I wanted to bring to your attention an exclusive wine label which is made from Andraos Bros winery, exclusive to the Abu Dhabi National Hotel Group.
Andraos Bros is a small boutique winery in Sunbury, Victoria.
Their wines have not been readily available in the Australian domestic market until recently through Top Australian Wines.
Their wines have mainly been exported to the National Hotel Group & The Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi where Andraos Bros wines are highly sought after and fetch very high prices.
Andraos Bros have made some wine exclusive to The National Hotels Group with the Label “Golden Hawk Wines” and I will be reviewing 2 of these wines.
2004 Golden Hawk “Black Label” Cabernet Shiraz
The nose displays ink, deep rich ripe plums, blackcurrant, cinnamom, oak, spice & vanilla.
The palate is oaky, strong varietal fruit with signs of aged integration and development with good tannin presence without domination.
It has good length and persistence.
It also has some leathery notes on the palate with red fruits on the back palate.
It is an excellent wine which is ready to drink now and would go very well with a slow roast beef sirloin with a strong mustard crust.
2004 Golden Hawk Shiraz
The nose displays dried meats and olives as a secondary nose. Fruit in the backgound with evidence of plum, aniseed and some oak.
The palate has good acid structure with ripe tannins not dominating and fruit roundness.
This wine is ready to drink now and is an excellent food wine.
These wines are not available in Australia but I wanted to share these outstanding wines with you for your information.