Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
The focus of Richard Hamilton is to construct a wine of good fruit, tight structure and lovely palate roundness. Much of the Shiraz is selected from vines up to forty years of age, planted to sandy clay loam and black clay loam soils on the Leconfield farm. Grapes are treated to a detailed hand clean up and pressed for ferments to dryness, returned to oak for up to eighteen months in a combination of new and seasoned French and American oak barrels.
Deep dark red with attractive crimson hues. 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 develops. The palate shows definitive Shiraz flavours with the richness to be expected of a McLaren Vale wine. The tannins are tight and long with round texture, clean acidity and excellent persistence.