2013 Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz 1.5L Magnum

  • 2013 Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz 1.5L Magnum

    2013 Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz 1.5L Magnum 13-SCO-SHXX-DOM3M

    Wine overview

    • Variety
      100% Shiraz
    • Region
      100% Scotsdale vineyard, Great Southern
    • Cellaring
        7-10 years

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

     

    DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL

    China Wine and Spirits Awards 2016

    Reviews

    “Matured in French barriques for 18 months. Bright purple-crimson; the wine travels a very different road to that of Leston; fresh, spicy and no more than mediumbodied, the bouquet is a symphony of red and black counterparts, the elegant palate silky smooth, and cruises through to a long finish and lingering finish.”

    96 Points

    James Halliday, James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2016 Edition

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    “This is an attractive wine to drink. It had me at hello. Red and black berries, some undergrowth, some woody spice, aniseed. Oak adds seasoning, toast and cedar, and sits hand-in-glove with the fruit. I went back to this several times over the course of two days and liked what I saw throughout. It’s good up-front but it holds, and will last."

    94 Points

    Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

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    Technical Notes

    The 2013 Season

    The Great Southern began the growing season with just adequate soil moisture and catchment fill. Cool and blustery spring weather in November impacted flowering, set and early spring growth. Summer was punctuated by hot spells, which magnified the effects of little spring or summer rain. The south facing vineyard sites did receive some cooling breezes off the southern ocean and the more continental sub region of Frankland at least experienced cooler nights. These hot, dry conditions accelerated ripeness with sugar accumulation well in advance of flavour in late March. A sporadic deluge of between 25 to 60 mm in early April, as autumn temperatures cooled, did slow the red maturities. The below average yields have produced wines full of concentrated fruit, ample acidity and fine tannins.

    Technical Notes

    Harvest occurred in late March. The wine is a blend of the best parcels from the Lange Blocks of 3 & 8 in Frankland River, which were planted in 1997 and 2000 respectively. Small parcels are hand-picked and all harvests are sorted to remove matter other than grapes, before fermentation.
    Vinification occurs in open 4 tonne vats in our Denmark winery. Gentle cap management at warm fermentation temperatures facilitates the extraction of fine fruit tannin and strong varietal notes. Select parcels are run to barrel between 2 & 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. After pressing, each batch is matured separately in order to build a wine history over time. Maturation occurs in 30% new and 70% older barriques and hogsheads of which 95% are French oak and 5% American oak. After approximately 18 months in barrel, a good integration of oak and grape tannins is achieved and blending occurs around September. The wine undergoes egg white fining and light filtration, prior to bottling before year end.

    Analysis

    Alcohol: 14% v/v | pH: 3.59 | Acidity: 5.8 g/lt | Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/lt

    Tasting Notes

    Colour: Dark plum.

    Bouquet: Concentrated cool climate notes of satsuma plum, black cherry, molasses, mocha and cracked black pepper.

    Palate: The palate has a focused and dense core of red flesh fruits. Mineral notes of graphite, dry savoury herbs and sweet oak, gently season this restrained yet powerful wine.

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

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    Cellaring

    7-10 years.

    Awards

    Vintage Award
    2016 Double Gold Medal - Chine Wine & Spirits Awards
    2012 Gold Medal - China Wine & Spirits Awards
    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

     Double Gold Medal

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    $97.00 per magnum (inc GST)
    RRP: $97.00