Hugh Hamilton The Rascal Shiraz 750ml


“Shiraz and McLaren Vale”. A famous pairing. Are there others? The Royal Family and Corgis? Gin and Tonic? Bogart and Bacall? But why the connection? Pedigree and history: the variety has shown its suitability for so long to the region’s maritime but warm climate, and old yet well-preserved soils, that it’s hard to imagine one without the other. Shiraz in McLaren Vale grows well, always ripens, and with correct vineyard management, produces wines of great depth, flavour and structure.

Tasting Notes

Fruit profusion – say that three times rapidly after a glass! Unctuous red, blue, and purple fruits stridently vie for attention amidst solid cigar-box oak. Blackberries, brambles, mocha, andthe char on a fine steak. This is a proper Shiraz; gutsy, structural,and complete. To let it really shine will take patience. Cellar well and be rewarded, or enjoy now in all it’s jostling youth. Generosity, and the elegant perfume of the Black Sheep Block. The interplay produced is focused, balanced, and intense.


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