2012 'The Rascal' - Review by Andrew Graham of Australian Wine Review

Date Posted:1 April 2014 

Hugh Hamilton 'The Rascal' Shiraz 2012 (McLaren Vale, SA)

15%, Screwcap $29.50

What a big, inky beast this is, carrying that concentrated, licoricey blood plum richness that you often see from Shiraz sourced from the warmer parts of McLaren Vale. Importantly, there is no hint of overripeness in this luscious, dense and licoricey red, although the alcohol does give a warm kick through the finish.

A big, concentrated ripe red (and proudly so), this bombastic wine may be just a little too heady for me to love, but no questioning that it offers a shedload of flavour for $30. Drink sooner rather than later and revel in the power! 
17.5/20, 91/100.

 

Read his full review here
$30 Shiraz Off - 2012 Hugh Hamilton Rascal vs Old Plains Power of One


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