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Three British Army officers, in their capacity as agents of the East India Company, established one of Western Australia's first agricultural enterprises in 1836. Named after Captain Richmond Houghton, it was not until Thomas Yule's stewardship that vines were planted and the first vintage of Houghton wine flowed in 1859. Thomas Yule now sources fruit from the eminent Justin Vineyard in Frankland River, a dark ruby Shiraz of lifted liquorice and intense brambleberry, seasoned by piquant pepper notes and supported by showroom tannins. The very elite of Frankland River Shiraz... Artisanal wines of distinguished sites»
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Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia
A regional icon of the highest provenance and most exceptional pedigree, manifesting the stately elegance and controlled power of superior Clare Valley Shiraz. Leasingham's Provis Vineyard at Polish Hill River has been source of the most memorable vintages, its fruit has been called upon by the nation's most illustrious winemakers. Leasingham retain the pick of crop, treating the precious parcels to a traditional old world style of vinification, an extravagant maturation and meticulous barrel cull, to define the ultimate construct of classic Clare Shiraz.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$377.50
Classic Clare represents the pinnacle of excellence from the historic Leasingham wineworks, the finest Shiraz of vintage. An illustrious estate with a long history, Leasingham's focus is on crafting the fruit of grand old vineyards into the most splendid wines. Leasingham can rely on the endowments of fully mature vineyards which have been trained for decades. The choicest bunches of Shiraz are assembled, grapes are crushed and vinified on skins in small batch open fermenters for several days. Upon completion, components are transferred to a high proportion of new French oak barrels for malolactic and extended maturation, followed by a further term of bottle ageing under the Leasingham celllars.
Deep burgundy red. Bouquet of lifted mulberry, red and black currants, baking spices and the charming choc mint aromaticness of Valley Clare. A concentration of plum and spiced berry flavours dominate the palate, coffee oak and pliant, powdery tannins in support, a Shiraz of great elegance and irresistible charm, resolving on a harmonious, satisfyingly lingering finish. The red wine of choice for succulent red meats.
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