Hesketh Usual Suspects Shiraz Viognier 2006 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Co-fermented Shiraz Viognier. Shiraz (96%) sourced from vineyards surrounding the McLaren Vale township, with Viognier (4%) sourced from Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Top 100 Wine $20 or Less. 90 Points "This shiraz if full of sweet, dark grape flavour. Bloody delicious. It tastes of chocolate, raspberries and sweet, dried out grapes, the lot tempered by fine, smooth skinned tannins…it is downright yum." Big Red Wine Book 2009/2010, Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (Australia), May 2009

92 Points. "This is incredible value for a nicely balanced , well made McLaren Vale Shiraz. It has layers of black fruits and spice, liquorice, oak, finely textured tannins and good length. A touch of Viognier meshes so well you’d hardly recognise it was there." Wine Business Monthly, Tyson Stelzer (Australia), February 2009

90 Points. "It’s bloody delicious. It tastes of chocolate, raspberries and sweet, dried-out grapes, the lot tempered by fine, smooth-skinned tannins." www.winefront.com.au, Campbell Mattinson (Australia), 25 Nov 08

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep ruby red with purple hues.


Dark berry fruits, anise and plums seamlessly married with hints of apricot and blossom with added complexity from savory French Oak.


Generous ripe blackberry and raspberry shiraz primary fruit flavors with co-fermented Viognier providing a silky texture and added complexity to the palate.

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken.

During a fleeting half century in the global wine community, the Hesketh family has always followed the path less travelled by. As a result their winemaking philosophy is somewhat different. They only produce wines from the most celebrated grape varieties, from only the most acclaimed regions for producing those varieties, wherever they may be, anywhere in the world.

One of an emerging breed of cutting edge global Négociants, Hesketh wines are hand made from carefully selected vineyards in the worlds best growing regions. These three wines are just the beginning of the story, with exciting new releases from further abroad to be added in the new year.

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