2011 Howard Park Leston Margaret River Shiraz

imageFar plumper and juicier than its Great Southern sibling. It’s a fascinating exercise to taste the two single vineyard wines side by side.

Cuddly plums and blackberry, licorice and a hint of vanilla with regional gum and bay leaf in tow. A ferrous element contributes some gravitas. Only a suggestion of spice. Gravelly tannin and unforced acidity. Not a statuesque wine or one which I would look to cellar myself. I think the wash of ‘open for business’ primary flavours will lend themselves to enjoyment over the next five or so years. 92

Region: Margaret River
Alcohol: 14.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $46
Tasted: April 2014


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