Hugh Hamilton 'The Rascal' Shiraz

$220.00

Hugh Hamilton 'The Rascal' Shiraz

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McLaren Vale, SA
ALC: 15.0%

“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. A true Wine Brothers favourite!

FROM THE WINEMAKER

"A core quality of good wine is consistency between nose and palate, and that’s what ‘The Rascal’ delivers. Richly lifted violets and fine French oak combine with fresh cracked pepper, spice, and lush fruit. Tremendous depth of flavour on the palate mirrors the aromatics, amplifying the spice and fruit volume. All framed tightly within a supple fine texture. While we love and respect the notion of single-vineyard wines, ‘The Rascal’ benefits from being a blend of several sites."

FOOD MATCH

Simple. A whole lamb leg. A whole roast fillet.

RATING

WB Score: 8.5/10. Classic Vale Shiraz. Ticks all the right boxes and very hard to fault.