Richard Hamilton, Shiraz, McLaren ValeRichard Hamilton
Deep dark red with attractive crimson hues
This is a fruit dominant wine showing mint, plum and black pepper. Oak derived spice characters of cinnamon and nutmeg augment the nose. Expect to see cedar characters as the wine matures.
A very stylish, medium bodied Shiraz showing soft tannins, lovely sweet fruit and good length with hints of pepper and plum flavours.
The wine will best match full flavoured meals, such as tender beef, or full flavoured vegetarian dishes.
The focus in producing this wine is to have vibrancy of fruit on the nose and palate with a tight structure and attractive mouth filling roundness. The fruit was all grown on our Estate between the McLaren Vale and Willunga townships. Following fermentation on skins, the components were pressed before dryness and allowed some oak fermentation. On the completion of malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was 're-worked' and returned to oak for further maturation.
Richard Hamilton is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in wine production in Australia. The wine is crafted to present excellent fruit definition and length and typifies both the Shiraz fruit and the McLaren Vale region. The Hamilton family celebrated 175 years of involvement in the Australian wine industry in 2012.
16 months maturation in 81% French oak, 19% American Oak.