Hesketh The Protagonist Shiraz 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

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Item No. 101299
  • red wine
  • ST90
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby red with purple hues. Powerful dark berry fruits, mocha, cedar, dark chocolate and plums.

Rich and ripe, with sweet blackberries combined with chocolate and licorice. Powerful fruit is balanced neatly with natural acidity to provide an element of restraint and elegance to the finish. Thinking man's Barossa Valley shiraz.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep ruby-red. Dark berries and cherry-vanilla on the nose, with subtle smoke and licorice notes adding complexity. Fleshy and gently sweet, with deep blackberry and cassis flavors, soft tannins and good back-end lift. The finish repeats the dark berry note and lingers with lively, spicy persistence. Drinking very well right now. "
90 Points

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Annie Bleecker - New Orleans, LA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/26/2010)
Great with chorizo
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Learn About Hesketh

During a fleeting half century in the global wine community, the Hesketh family has always followed the path less travelled by. As a result our winemaking philosophy is somewhat different. We 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. Follow your own path. Eat well. Drink well.

Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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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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