Houghton `Wisdom` Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), Frankland River, WA.

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Vines planted in 1971 provided the shiraz fruit for the Wisdom Shiraz from the cool maritime climate of Frankland River, Western Australia. Black pepper, sweet red berries and spicy French oak are complimented by fine grain tannins and a beautiful palate of great length.

WA - Frankland River
Western Australia

Expert Reviews

Bright colour; the bouquet is dominated by lashings of new oak, and is completely unevolved, lurking behind is a veritable cornucopia of red and black fruits, spices and mineral complexity; medium-bodied, the palate reveals lightness of personality, ample chewy tannins and a dark and slightly savoury conclusion; this should age incredibly well. To 2025. Rating 93 - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes


Brilliant, dense scarlet red with garnet hues.


The bouquet is intense and complex, filled with black pepper and red berries complemented by French oak spice.


The palate is medium bodied, with sweet fruit and fine soft tannins. The mid palate is rich with sweet berry fruit and savoury notes. The fine yet firm tannins combine with subtle acidity to provide lovely structure and texture.

Cellaring Potential

Cellar carefully for up to 7 years to further develop complexity and softness.

Food Matching

This wine will enhance any dining experience, especially those featuring rare roasted meats such as pistachio crusted roast lamb.

WA - Frankland River
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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