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Hewitson Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Mad Hatter 2002

Member Review by Debra Meiburg MW:

See Dean Hewitson (Hewitson) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#14): www.debramasterofwine.com

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Hewitson Pty Ltd:
Hewitson is dedicated to producing traditionally-made, expressive wines from the great vineyards of South Australia's famous wine regions: Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and stretching to the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Geographically these regions are collectively known as The Adelaide Super Zone. This is Hewitson's backyard.

Member Reviews for Hewitson Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Mad Hatter

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
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01/10/2011

See Dean Hewitson (Hewitson) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#14): www.debramasterofwine.com


External Reviews for Hewitson Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Mad Hatter

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Deep red. Tangy and fresh on the nose, which features cinnamon-tinged raspberry and cherry cola and an exotic suggestion of orange peel. Elegant and suave, with tangy red berry and pomegranate flavors and a lively minerality.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Firm, with pure blueberry and blackberry fruit up front, picking up earthy, cedary notes as the finish lingers against fine tannins. Best from 2007 through 2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Hewitson is one of my favorite Barossa wineries for French-inspired, classic, intensely flavorful as well as elegant wines aged primarily in French oak. The 2002 Shiraz The Mad Hatter is knock-out stuff, exhibiting superb intensity as well as an inky/ruby/purple color and a fabulous perfume of melted licorice, cregrave;me de cassis, blackberries, flowers, and minerals. A great attack followed by an even more powerful, concentrated mid-palate and finish result in a multidimensional, complex Shiraz that can be drunk now, or cellared for 10ndash;12+ years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

Hewitson is one of my favorite Barossa wineries for French-inspired, classic, intensely flavorful as well as elegant wines aged primarily in French oak. The 2002 Shiraz The Mad Hatter is knock-out stuff, exhibiting superb intensity as well as an inky/ruby/purple color and a fabulous perfume of melted licorice, crandegrave;me de cassis, blackberries, flowers, and minerals. A great attack followed by an even more powerful, concentrated mid-palate and finish result in a multidimensional, complex Shiraz that can be drunk now, or cellared for 10andndash;12+ years.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

While I did not taste this estate's top of the line Shiraz L'Oizeau, the 2002 Shiraz The Mad Hatter is knock-out stuff, exhibiting superb intensity as well as an inky/ruby/purple color and a fabulous perfume of melted licorice, creme de cas... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2002 Hewitson Shiraz The Mad Hatter 750ml



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