Houghton Crofters Shiraz 2013

INTRO

Another stunning cabernet sourced from the famous Justin Vineyard of Frankland River. There have been some great Jack Manns but I don’t think any has displayed such elegance and poise combined with restrained control as this one. Within there is power and fruit concentration that builds relentlessly through the mid palate to a crashing finish. Will cellar for many years.
INTRO

Lots of succulent Frankland River fruit in this sumptuous shiraz that hits the mark at this price point. There is a distinct regional blueberry aroma with lighter aromatic cherry characters. On the palate the concentrated richness of plump shiraz takes over and swamps the oak to deliver a real mouthful of flavour.

Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2016

For this hallmark regional Shiraz, grapes were sourced from premium vineyards in the Frankland River region. Fruit was fermented in open top fermenters for a period of eight days. The wine was then gently pressed off skins and completed
malolactic fermentation in French oak. Following 12 months maturation, the wine was bottled displaying distinctive regional Shiraz characters.

Houghton Winemaker’s Notes

This wine is a brilliant deep red in colour, with a vibrant purple hue. The bouquet displays intense aromatics of cherry and blueberry with underlying pepper and anise spice, complemented by hints of vanilla derived from oaked maturation. The palate is bright and fresh with rich mulberry and blueberry characters with spicy highlights. Fine tannins contribute to the structure and length of the wine.

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Technical Data

  • Varietal : Shiraz,

  • Size : 750 ml,

  • Current vintage : 2013,

  • Country : Australia,

  • Alcohol volume : 14 %,

  • Region : Swan District,

  • State : Western Australia,

  • pH : 3.60,

  • Alcohol : 14 %,

  • Cellaring : 7 years,

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Lots of succulent Frankland River fruit in this sumptuous shiraz that hits the mark at this price point. There is a distinct regional blueberry aroma with lighter aromatic cherry characters. On the palate the concentrated richness of plump shiraz takes over and swamps the oak to deliver a real mouthful of flavour. CELLAR 7 years

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