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Richard Hamilton Shiraz Mclaren Vale Gumprs' 2004

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I have been on the lookout for some great bargains that maintain high quality and overall value. The "Holy Grail", right? For the past few years I have been drinking an Australian Shiraz that is not very well known. Pennsylvania currently has this wine as a Chairman's Selection. Usually this retails for about $18. Even at full retail, this is a good value. At $11.99, there is no reason not to pick up a case. Although ready to drink now, it has enough structure to hold a few years. Once you taste it, I think it will be all gone in short order. The dark ruby color looks light for a 100% shiraz (Syrah). Blackberry and blueberry nose segues into charred oak and pepper. The oak can be attributed to the American oak barrels that this wine is aged in. It has a nice mouthfeel, dense, smooth and without harsh tannins. It does not have a long finish, but for $11.99, what can you expect?

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Nestled amongst the vineyards with magnificent views to the Willunga escarpment, Leconfield McLaren Vale Cellar Door is also company headquarters, and the home of Richard Hamilton Wines. The striking building blends Australian and Danish characteristics, reflecting the owners respective heritages. Two kilometres south of McLaren Vale, on the Willunga Road and ten kilometres east of the sea, ... Read more
Nestled amongst the vineyards with magnificent views to the Willunga escarpment, Leconfield McLaren Vale Cellar Door is also company headquarters, and the home of Richard Hamilton Wines. The striking building blends Australian and Danish characteristics, reflecting the owners respective heritages. Two kilometres south of McLaren Vale, on the Willunga Road and ten kilometres east of the sea, the Cellar Door offers the full range of Richard Hamilton Estate and Single Vineyard Reserve wines, and selected Leconfield wines. The building is bordered by sweeping lawns and wide verandahs and is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine and a ‘Wine Tasters Regional Platter’. Read less

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Snooth User: WineGent
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08/04/2008

I have been on the lookout for some great bargains that maintain high quality and overall value. The "Holy Grail", right? For the past few years I have been drinking an Australian Shiraz that is not very well known. Pennsylvania currently has this wine as a Chairman's Selection. Usually this retails for about $18. Even at full retail, this is a good value. At $11.99, there is no reason not to pick up a case. Although ready to drink now, it has enough structure to hold a few years. Once you taste it, I think it will be all gone in short order. The dark ruby color looks light for a 100% shiraz (Syrah). Blackberry and blueberry nose segues into charred oak and pepper. The oak can be attributed to the American oak barrels that this wine is aged in. It has a nice mouthfeel, dense, smooth and without harsh tannins. It does not have a long finish, but for $11.99, what can you expect?

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