2011 Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz 1.5L Magnum - sold out

  • 2011 Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz 1.5L Magnum - sold out

    2011 Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz 1.5L Magnum - sold out 11-SCO-SHXX-DOM3M

    Wine overview

    • Variety 
      100% Shiraz
    • Region 
      100% Scotsdale vineyard, Great Southern
    • Cellaring
        15+ years
    A stylish and varietally pure continental Shiraz from a classic vintage that embodies its Great Southern pedigree.

    Reviews

    “Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Scotsdale Shiraz opens with a nose of crushed black raspberries, mulberries and currants with touches of underbrush, Szechuan pepper and bark. Medium to full-bodied, it has a nice vivacity to the flavors, yet is just a little lacking in mid-palate substance. It has a medium level of rounded tannins and balanced acid to structure before finishing a little bitter. Drink it now to 2017+”.

    89 Points

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, eRobertParker.com

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    “Light to medium purple-red; a fragrant and lively wine that plays a symphony of red fruits, spice and a counterpoint of liquorice; the tannins are fine, and line, length and balance are all impeccable.”

    95 Points 

    James Halliday, James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition

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    Technical Notes

    The 2011 Season

    2011 was an excellent vintage from the premium, southern grape growing regions of Western Australia. A warm and dry spring followed by a summer punctuated with perfectly timed rain events was otherwise low in humidity. The autumn harvest period was dry and protracted with vintage conditions best described as on the warm side of perfect. The resulting red wines have definitive varietal expression, rich fruit power and fine tannins.

    Technical Notes

    Harvest of the 2011 Scotsdale Shiraz occurred in late March.
    Vinification occurs in small 4 t open stainless steel fermenters with diligent cap management to extract fine fruit tannin and strong varietal flavour.
    Select parcels of grapes are run to barrel at 2 to 3º Be to capture new barrel characters from the final few degrees of fermentation .The remaining blocks are pressed at dryness to retain fruit vibrancy.
    Barrel maturation occurs in 40 % new and 60% older barriques of which 95% are French oak and 5 % American oak. 18 months in oak, is ample time to achieve the thorough integration of oak and grape tannins.
    After pressing, each batch is matured separately in order to build a wine history over time.
    The wine was blended in September 2012 from a selection of the best Shiraz blocks.
    After egg white fining and light filtration, the wine was bottled in December 2012.

    Analysis

    Alcohol: 14% v/v | pH: 3.64 | Acidity: 5.8 g/lt | Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/lt

    Tasting Notes

    Colour: Antique ruby.

    Bouquet: Dark sweet plums and black berry fruits with liquorice, honey and cracked pepper spice.

    Palate: Concentrated, compact and intense in berry fruits with hints of brushed earth, minerals and savoury spice.

    A stylish and varietally pure continental Shiraz from a classic vintage that embodies its Great Southern pedigree.

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    Cellaring

    15+ years.

    Awards

    Vintage Award
    2011 Bronze Medal - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
    2011 Bronze Medal - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
    2011 Bronze Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition
    2010 Bronze Medal - Perth Royal Wine Show
    2009 Gold Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2009 Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
    2009 Silver Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show
    2009 Bronze Medal - VISY Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
    2008 Gold Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show
    2008 Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards
    2008 Bronze Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2008 Bronze Medal - National Cool Climate Wine Show
    2007 Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards
    2007 Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge
    2007 Bronze Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2007 Bronze Medal - Perth Royal Wine Show
    2005 Silver Medal - Syrah du Monde
    2005 Silver Medal - National Cool Climate Wine Show
    2005 Bronze Medal - VISY Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
    2005 Bronze Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2004 Gold Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2004 Gold Medal - VISY Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
    2002 Silver Medal - San Francisco International Wine Show
    2002 Bronze Medal - VISY Great Australian Shiraz Challenge

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    Reviews


    95 Points - James Halliday

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    Awards

    Bronze Medal - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
    Bronze Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition

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    $116.00 per magnum (inc GST)
    RRP: $120.00