Houghton has proudly been established over 175 years. This Shiraz honours Thomas Newte Yule, who in 1836 was part of a syndicate of three British army officers who together purchased the northern half of a large land-holding in the Swan Valley. The property was named Houghton after the most senior of the trio – Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton. During Thomas Yule’s management, the first vines were established. This Shiraz is sourced from the Frankland River wine-growing region - renowned for producing some of the best examples of Shiraz in Western Australia.
The Shiraz grapes for this wine are grown on the Justin vineyard in the Frankland River region of Western Australia. Sourced from vines planted in 1970, the fruit contributes to producing a wine of considerable depth and complexity truly reflecting its place of origin.
Deep, dark garnet colour with red purple hue. Ripe, brooding fruit. Blackberry, plum skin and dark cherry flavours with black pepper, cardamom and cocoa. Subtle vanillin and chocolate box characters derived from fine oak maturation. Lovely, rich and spicy fruit flavours are carried on a lovely acid line to the wine, that finishes savoury and dry. A firm tannin structure supports the palate, leading to a persistent and sustained finish.
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