Red

2011 Houghton Shiraz Gladstones

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • Western Australia
  • South West Australia
  • Frankland River
Drink between 2018 - 2029 (Edit)
CT90 5 reviews
N.V.
Label borrowed from 2000
2000
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • GD77 Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 11, 2020 - Oak dominated and I suspect it will forever. It's sappy and heavy handed but there is some big Shiraz fruit in there too. Smooth tannin line redeems the dominating vanilla oak, acid good but some cork artifacts are showing. The large cork itself was over half way stained via imperfections. It's WA shiraz in a traditional SA mould, for me. Lots of tartrate residue in the bottle.

  • Moloko Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 27, 2019 - 1st bottle was corked. 2nd bottle had lots of dark fruit in quite a soft setting, little tannin or well integrated?Hopefully it develops well over the next decade.

  • AnonymousCoward Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 23, 2017 - Confirmed as an export. Bigger than your typical Great Southern Shiraz, it still speaks quality at this young age. There's plenty of dark fruit, but the tannins and oak are at little forward at this stage. Like the last note I think that will resolve with more time. Recently available at $25/bottle via CellarOne - bargain for something that has some serious potential.

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  • AnonymousCoward Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 10, 2016 - Rumoured to be an export label of the 2011 Thomas Yule. Bigger dark fruit than I expected of a Great Southern Shiraz, but it's still all well balanced with vanillin oak and nice savoury spice. Tannins are firm but not intrusive. Not a $75 wine, but available for $35 or so from DM etc. Nice now but I think it'll be better in 3-5 years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Houghton
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Gladstones
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region Western Australia
  • SubRegion South West Australia
  • Appellation Frankland River
  • UPC Code 9311420743226

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 78 (68%)
  • Consumed 37 (32%)

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