2018 Howard Park Flint Rock Shiraz
The continental and cooler climes of the Great Southern are favoured for the growing of Flint Rock Shiraz. In the Frankland and Mount Barker subregions, where Shiraz reigns, the wines display a great intensity of dark fruits with traces of spice, earth and soft tannins. Each subregion adds its own complexity, due to the soils, aspects, clones and microclimates unique to the respective sites.
Flint Rock Shiraz is a layered, flavoursome and complex wine showcasing the quality of Great Southern Shiraz grapes.
This wine exudes both power and finesse, with a core of rich fruit complemented by savoury spice accents and controlled within a web of supple tannins. Dark cherries, sweet plum, mulberry and raspberries vie for attention on the nose and palate, with cinnamon and vanilla notes adding complexity. The mouthfeel is opulent, silky and plush, with some fine tannin grip evident on the prolonged finish. The inherent balance in this wine provides the opportunity to revel in the bold fruit flavours, which delight without overwhelming the palate, the essence of a fine Shiraz.
A perfect partner for lamb moussaka, or pair with fried eggplant stuffed with manchego and fresh herbs.
Drink now or over the next 5 to 7 years.