Howard Park `Flint Rock` Shiraz 2015 (12 x 750mL), Mount Barker, WA.

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In the Great Southern, the Mount Barker and Frankland sub regions began the growing season with just adequate soil moisture and scant catchment fill. Predictably, unpredictable spring weather in November did impact flowering, set and early spring growth on exposed sites. Summer was hot but uniformly so with some late on shore drizzle bringing the vintage to a rapid close in early April. With yields below average, the wines produced from the 2014 vintage are full of concentrated fruit flavours, good acidity and fine ripe tannins. The vintage is full of highlights as all varieties performed well in the fine, warm conditions.

The Flint Rock Shiraz is an annual selection from individual vineyard blocks located in Frankland River and Mount Barker. The soils are lateritic gravelly/sandy loams over granite. Yields are low to moderate. Frankland is typical bold and primary in fruit while Mount Barker is finer and more spiced.

Harvest of the 2014 Flint Rock Shiraz occurred in late March. Vinification in small open vat fermenters and gentle cap management facilitates the extraction of fine fruit tannin and strong varietal flavour. Oak maturation is for 15 months in a combination of new and old French barrels.

Region:
WA - Mount Barker
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Flint Rock Shiraz is from the Great Southern arm of Howard Park. It’s hard to argue with this. It offers warm, berried flavour with an overlay of black pepper and assorted cloves and dry spice; it’s not super smooth but it’s supple and soft-enough. It smells ripe and inviting; it doesn’t put a foot wrong through the palate. You can’t really go wrong. A quick double-decant does it wonders too.” - 91 Points, Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

Winery Tasting Notes

The welcoming ripe fruit notes of plums and dark cherries dusted with the scent of rose petals and red jelly crystals create an anticipatory air. With a little time to unwind, savoury notes of spice, earth and liquorice rise and deftly mingle with the supple fruit, soft tannins and oak’s vanilla and mocha seasonings.

Whist warm and rich, the palate’s elegance of structure, subtle complexities, balance and lasting flavour make for a compelling tasting experience.

In style, structure and flavour, this wine inclines more to Syrah than Shiraz as it reflects and reveals its cool continental origin.

Food Ideas: Malay chicken curry or seared tuna with kewpie sesame dressing.

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History

Howard Park Wines was established in 1986 and was one of the original pioneers of the Great Southern region. The founding owner of Howard Park, John Wade ventured west to Western Australia's South West with one belief: "I don't know any other region where you can produce both Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon as premium wines". This founding belief began the journey of Howard Park.

Now over 20 years on, Howard Park remains a family owned winery under the guidance of Jeff and Amy Burch. With a philosophy to produce wines of distinct regional character with an uncompromising commitment to quality Howard Park has forged an international reputation for their wines and an expanded range including single vineyard and multi regional wines from Margaret River and the Great Southern. 

"We have worked towards establishing Howard Park as a premium family wine company. This success will be measured by the work we do now for future generations."  Jeff Burch

Our Philosophy

This founding two region philosophy aligns with Howard Park's wine making philosophy which adopts an ethos for integrating the old with the new. Howard Park embraces modern technology whilst employing traditional wine making techniques and produces internationally recognised wines of the highest quality. As a result our Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz wines are only ever produced in very small quantities, but are noted for their rare balance of elegance and power with a proven history of ageing with increased complexity and interest.

"We have a simple philosophy; premium wine can only come from excellent fruit. Simply, we go to wherever the fruit grows best." Jeff Burch

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Other Information

  • 2015 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL Bottles
  • WA - Mount Barker, Victoria
  • Screwcap closure
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