Houghton `The Bandit` Shiraz Tempranillo 2008 (6 x 750mL), WA. RRP$17.99

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Overview

The palate is soft and lively, combining mulberry fruit and spice of cool climate Shiraz with sweet plum and savoury, dry tannins from the Spanish derived Tempranillo. Cinnamon and clove spice, derived from French oak maturation, yields a long and lingering finish.

Region:
WA - Other Western Australian
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The left centre blend works well, with lush blackberry and dark cherry fruit further enriched by oak and supple tannnins Should develop well. To 2018. Rating 91- James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Brilliant, bright ruby red with a purple hue.

Aroma

Aromas of ripe cherries and Satsuma plums burst forth, balanced by hints of nutmeg, liquorice and cinnamon spice.

Palate

The palate is soft and lively, combining mulberry fruit and spice of cool climate Shiraz with sweet plum and savoury, dry tannins from the Spanish derived Tempranillo. Cinnamon and clove spice, derived from French oak maturation, yields a long and lingering finish.

Wine Background

Break free from tradition with this vibrant range of new varietal blends from Houghton Wines in West Australia. The Bandit was Moondyne Joe, a 19th century Western Australian outlaw famed for his multiple escapes from custody and for public mockery of the strict English Governor at the time. Just by chance he was captured in Houghton’s cellar during a late night police party in 1869. (He was later given his freedom).

Vintage
2008
Region
WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Tempranillo
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.6%

Winery Profile

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Houghton was established in 1836, just four years after the fledgling colony of Western Australia was founded. It is one of Australia’s oldest operating wineries.

The winery was founded by a syndicate of three British Army officers and named after one of its first owners - Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton, who started producing wine early with its first commercial vintage – a modest 25 gallons, in 1859.

In 1880, Houghton received its first wine award, the ‘Order of Merit’ at the Great Melbourne Exhibition. This was the first of many triumphs that have paved the way for Houghton to become Western Australia’s most awarded winery.

Houghton has had just 13 winemakers in its rich history and under their custodianship has produced wines with a remarkable consistency of style.

In 1922, 16-year-old Jack Mann, under the guidance of his father, George, began his winemaking apprenticeship at Houghton. Jack was to become the driving force of Houghton for 51 consecutive vintages. He brought passion, creative genius and an influence that extended far beyond Houghton, to the whole West Australian and Australian wine industry.

Jack’s best-known creation was Houghton White Burgundy, now ‘Houghton White Classic’, first crafted with incredible foresight in 1937 and an Australian favourite to this day.Houghton is now the tenth-largest red and white bottle brand in Australia, and sources fruit from every major premium grape-growing region in WA, including Gingin, Margaret River, Frankland River and Mount Barker in the Great Southern, and the emerging Pemberton region.Houghton is marking its celebrations with 175th year labelling on wines released this year, in addition to the winery’s signature stripe.

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