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.
What a cracking shiraz this one is. It’s sourced from Frankland and shows the plush, succulent fruit characters of this great region perfectly. It presents with grainy tannins and perfect infusion of integrated oak. Has a delightful perfume and sweet fruit character. The energy in the palate is breathtaking. Rating: 97 Points; Ray Jordan; West Australian
Gold Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Gold Medal - Royal Hobart Wine Show
Gold Medal - Royal Perth Wine Show
Gold Medal - Wine Show of WA
49yo vines, hand-picked and sorted, wild yeast-open fermented with 15% whole bunches, 12 days on skins, matured in barrel for 12 months. Intense, focused, long, great balance, perfect delineation of variety and place. Drink to: 2040; Date Tasted: Feb 2019; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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