Hamelin Bay Shiraz 2011
Silver Medal, Royal Melbourne Wine Show; 94 points Halliday.
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Leading vintners, the Drake-Brockmans of Hamelin Bay wines are located in the (cooler) Karridale sub-region, in the south of Margaret River. The estate is owned by the Drake-Brockman family who have long pioneering roots in the area dating back to early settlement by the Bussell family in 1830.
Margaret River in 2011 had a very early, warm dry vintage but of very high quality, the precise opposite to the disastrous wet weather of the eastern states. Margaret River Shiraz reminds me a little of syrah from the Rhone valley in France. Lovely juicy blackberry fruit some pepper, savoury spice with lovely length and elegance here. Has had benefit of time in bottle but still give some air
Silver Medal: Royal Melbourne Wine Show
94 points James Halliday 2016 Australian Wine Companion: “Significant serve of dark fruit and assertive tannin, almost too much of each though in tandem it works. Toasty oak is folded in, minor reductive influence fosters an impression of complexity, and the finish lingers appreciably. Needs time, but is quite impeccable.”
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Australia, Margaret River