Richard Hamilton Centurion 124 Year Old Vine Shiraz 2016
Wine Companion Tasting Note:
124yo vines, part fermented in a new large French oak vat, the balance in small static fermenters with 4 pumpovers daily and 600kg open fermenters with whole bunches/whole berries and hand-plunged, the free-run and pressings matured separately in new and used French hogsheads. The extremely complex processes, plus new (22%) and used oak have given rise to a very attractive full-bodied wine. This is a great wine, with its storehouse of black fruits, round but plentiful tannins and high quality oak all perfectly balanced against each other.