Richard Hamilton Centurion McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
A huge 97 points – again – for the legendary Centurion!
Planted in 1892, Richard Hamilton’s “Centurion” vineyard is amongst
the oldest in the McLaren Vale, and indeed the country. Situated at the back of the famed Old Hut Block, these ancient vines are anchored to some of the region’s best soils by their original rootstocks. Just 12 rows of Shiraz vines are selectively harvested and vinified
in the production of this rare and distinguished wine that finds itself at the start of a journey 120 years old.
"The extremely complex fermentation vessels and processes plus new (22%) and used oak have given rise to a very attractive high quality, full-bodied wine. It would have been easy to simplify the vinification and have finished with a very good wine. This, however is a great wine, with its black fruits, round but plentiful tannins and high quality oak all perfectly balanced against each other...97pts" (Halliday)
|Style ||Red - Full bodied |
|Country ||Australia |
|Grape ||Shiraz |
|Drink By ||31 December, 2046 |
|Alcohol ||14.5% |
|Units ||10.88 |
|Bottle Size ||750.0 mls |