A wine for special occasions but don’t keep too long .
Richard Hamilton Centurion Shiraz 2017 – I’ve been a fan of this winery for some years, so they sent me a sample of a wine made from vines that are older than me. Hard to believe, I know. They’re over 100 years old as the name suggests, and the 2017 vintage on the label surprised me, but the wine turned out to be a big old softy after a day or two. Fruit sets the tune here, gorgeous, voluptuous fruit, Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte kind of fruit and Christmas pudding spices, a wine for special occasions but don’t keep too long – I reckon it’s best enjoyed over the next 5 years. 96 points.