Houghton Gladstones Shiraz 2001

91 points

Frankland River, Western Australia.14.5%

Classy wine with some high quality fruit, but the volume is turned up a little too high, too much oak, too much concentration. Perhaps all it needs is more time, but I’m sure they could have picked a little earlier, extracted a little less, used less new oak and achieved a finer more elegant wine. Nevertheless it has style and depth – very good wine.

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