Hugh Hamilton The Rascal Shiraz 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 100393
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 16.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This is a deep plum colored wine with a heady cassis, black pepper and anise aroma. The tannins are velvety, integrated and balanced with the fruit. The wine was matured in French oak 225 litre barriques. It has a rich texture, ample body, some berry flavors, and a hint of pepper and spice. The seamless integration of the fruit and oak and its length on the palate make this a compelling red wine. It's a great wine to accompany any full flavored fare. You could cellar it for years if you like, but this is one ‘rascal' that can't wait to be liberated from the bottle. Go for it!

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 The Rascal Shiraz is deep crimson-colored with an attractive bouquet of smoked meat, blueberry, and blackberry. Layered on the palate, it has excellent depth and grip and enough structure to evolve for several years. Drink it from 2010 to 2018. "
90 Points

Learn About Hugh Hamilton Map ItMap It

Five generations of Hamilton winemakers and then there is Hugh. Every family has a black sheep and Hugh is it. Hugh does things his own way and is responsible for all the unusual grape varieties we have in the ground. He is also responsible for a lot of the nonsense that goes on around here and his sense of the ridiculous is known to go into full swing after dark whilst consuming...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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Winemaker's Notes Being McLaren Vale Shiraz, this wine oozes ripeness. However, being made from our own fruit, with each batch ...
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