Hugh Hamilton The Rascal Shiraz 2010 - $30
Bethany and Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, South Australia
Hugh Hamilton’s latest Rascal shiraz demonstrates the outstanding quality of the 2010 vintage in South Australia’s warm regions.
The wine appeals for its full, ripe, generous flavours, bright fruit and earthy, savoury undertones (typical of top-notch McLaren Vale shiraz). The combination of rich, sweet fruit and soft tannins means easy drinking now, though the wine could be cellared for a few years. Hamilton says it’s a blend of 12 batches harvested from 10 blocks on this three vineyards – two in the Bethany sub-region and one in Blewitt Springs