Richard Hamilton - Shiraz 2011 - McLaren Vale

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Richard Hamilton - Shiraz 2011
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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. The Hamilton family celebrated 175 years of involvement in the Australian wine industry in 2012.

Deep dark red with attractive crimson hues. This is a fruit dominant wine showing mint, plum and black pepper. Oak derived spice characters of cinnamon and nutmeg augment the nose. Expect to see cedar characters as the wine matures. A very stylish, medium bodied Shiraz showing soft tannins, lovely sweet fruit and good length with hints of pepper and plum flavours.

The wine will best match full flavoured meals, such as tender beef, or full flavoured vegetarian dishes.

Cellaring potential 6-8 years.



Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Richard Hamilton   -   www.leconfieldwines.com/
ABV:   14.5%
Appellation:   McLaren Vale
Brand:   Richard Hamilton
Country of Origin:   Australia
Food Match:   BBQ Dishes
Food Match:   Red Meats
Grape Type:   Syrah/Shiraz
Region:   South Australia
Type of closure:   Screw Cap
Vintage:   2011
Winemaker:   Paul Gordon

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Hamilton is one of the original Australian winemaking families. In 1837 Richard Hamilton founded the Hamilton Vineyards, just south of Adelaide in 1837. It was planted with stock brought by the family from South Africa, en route from England.

Five winemaking generations later, in 1972, Richard's great-great-grandson Dr Richard Hamilton established a small winery in McLaren Vale under the guidance of his father Burton, a noted viticulturist, and uncle, renowned vigneron, Sydney Hamilton.

Two years later, at the age of 76, Sydney bought land on the famous terra rossa strip in Coonawarra and established Leconfield to fulfil his life's ambition of growing and making a classic Australian Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sydney retired in 1981 after 65 vintages and Dr Richard Hamilton purchased the company from him. Leconfield became the single winemaking facility for both the Richard Hamilton and Leconfield brands, securing the family connection to both Coonawarra and McLaren Vale.

Experienced Coonawarra winemaker Paul Gordon joined Leconfield in 2001. He and Assistant Winemaker Tim Bailey are the winemaking custodians of the Richard Hamilton and Leconfield labels.

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