|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Bling||96pts Kim Brebach, 95pts Huon Hooke, 94pts The Wine Front Magazine, Gold Medal - CWSA|
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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.
The winery was purchased by his nephew, Dr. Richard Hamilton in 1981 who also owned other vineyards and wineries in the McLaren region. Since its inception, Leconfield has gained an enviable reputation for its dedication and commitment to producing wines that are a unique, cellarable style of the highest quality....
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as oppo...
Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. The climate is markedly different from the Barossa, being much more Mediterranean with four clear seasons and higher rainfalls. McLaren Vale reds reflect this, showing deep complexity and power along with the ability to cellar for decades. While Shiraz grabs the most attention, chocol...
Cheeky and rich winter warmer. Will hold it's own against a McLaren Vale or Barossa Shiraz....
A hearty plate for a hearty red. Put the fire on and be ready to put your feet up afterwards!...
Looking for something to stand up to that big, bad red? Look here. And throw some garlic mash on the side....