Richard Hamilton is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in wine production in Australia. The wine is crafted to present excellent fruit definition and length and typifies both the Shiraz fruit and the McLaren Vale region. 2017 celebrated 180 years of involvement in the Australian wine industry by the Hamilton family.
COLOUR Full, deep red with vibrant scarlet hue.
BOUQUET The ripe fruit in this wine shows rich blood plum and dark olive characters and hints of black pepper and is overlayed with fine vanillin oak to give an extra level of complexity
PALATE This is a round and succulent wine with fine grained tannins, ripe, rich fruit flavours and great persistence of flavour. Beautifully integrated oak adds and extra dimension.
Food Matching The wine will best match full flavoured meals, such as tender beef or rich vegetarian dishes. Perfect with Pasta
Harvest Machine at night
The focus in producing this wine is to have vibrancy of fruit on the nose and palate with a tight structure and attractive mouth filling roundness. The fruit was all grown on our Estate between the McLaren Vale and Willunga townships. Following fermentation on skins, the components were pressed before dryness and allowed some oak fermentation. On the completion of malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was ‘re-worked' and returned to oak for further maturation.
Aging 13 months maturation in predominantly French oak with some American Oak. 20% New French oak, 10% new American oak, balance 2-6 year old barrels.
Residual sugar 0.7
James Halliday 95 Points!