The hits keep coming. We’re loving our special access to the museum of wines at Howard Park. This shiraz is from 2014, sourced entirely off a single vineyard in Wilyabrup and destined for two more decades of vibrant life should you have the restraint to lay it down. With a score of 96 points from James Halliday, here’s a wine that sits just above medium-bodied with fruit density that’s more in line with compote than jam. The palate is silky smooth and secondary characteristics of ginger, anise and pepper are just starting to pop out and add elegance. As a complete package, it’s just so tidy with not a hair out of place. Absolutely splendid!
“The dense but vibrant hue flags the sumptuous wine that follows, flooded with blackberry, blackcurrant and spice; while it flirts with full-bodied status, it has a supple and long, very well balanced, palate. The 5% Great Southern component isn't identifiable per se, but has played a role. Lovely wine.”
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- Margaret River
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Margaret River is as elusive as it is beautiful, such that you really need to visit to truly grasp its haunting beauty. Über-premium Cabernet, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends grow here. 'Margies' only produces 3% of the country's grapes, but commands over 20% of its premium wine market, and hasn't had an off vintage since 2006. You start to realise how often this region is overlooked when you can list brands like Leeuwin, Cape Mentelle, Vasse Felix, and Voyager, not to mention Cullen, Pierro, Moss Wood, and Deep Woods. It's safe to say that it's time for a revisit.
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