Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Houghton Crofters Shiraz 2013

My initial thoughts on this weren't great. A bit of a bullish type kid. Rough around the edges. Abrasive is probably a better word.

A day on it opened up and seemed more inviting. Blue fruit and some violet type aromas stepped up. Spice is tempered as is the oak, but there was still a roughish finish. But hey, for $19 you could do worse. Much worse. Mind you, I'd spend the same money on its stablemate The Bandit in a heart beat.

Cellar up to eight years.


Region: Frankland River
RRP: $19
Source: Sample

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