Hesketh 'Usual Suspects' Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), SA

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Generous ripe blackberry, milk coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate with a hint of white pepper spice.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Sunday AGE, Ralph Kyte-Powell (Australia), 14 Mar 10

Vintage: 2008

4 Stars

"Not as full-bodied as the typical McLaren Vale shiraz, this likeable young wine has a soft aroma that suggests plums, loganberries, earth and sweet spices with an attractive mu

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep ruby red with bright purple hues.


Dark chocolate, coffee, cinnamon spice, marshmallow and blackberries.


Generous ripe blackberry, milk coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate with a hint of white pepper spice. Co-fermented Viognier component provides a soft, silky texture and added complexity to the palate.

Food Match

Traditional thin crust pizza with tomato based sauces.

Cellaring Potential

Five to eight years.

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
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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