2017 West Cape Howe Frankland River Shiraz
The spicy black cherry/berry aromas of the bouquet show the way for the palate to follow, and it does just that.
95 Points - James Halliday, Top 100 Wines of 2018
The spicy black cherry/berry aromas of the bouquet show the way for the palate to follow, and it does just that. 95 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
How's it taste?
This West Cape Howe Frankland River Shiraz is West Cape Howe's bid for an even more spicy Great Southern Shiraz.And it's great! Made from the Russell Road Vineyard in Frankland River, this meaty new red has already made a massive impact, landing in James Halliday's Top 100 Wines of 2018 and scoring 95 points from the big man himself - who praised the 'fine, but persistent tannins'. Why is this Shiraz so impressive? Well we think it's the 'new release phenomenon', where a wine is juiced up in the early years to make a statement.
Who made it?
Located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, West Cape Howe was named after a famous coastal landmark nearby. It was founded in 1997 by Brenden and Kylie Smith before being sold to Gavin Berry (ex-Plantagenet) and partners. West Cape Howe source fruit from specific vineyards, and sometimes specific plots, throughout the maritime-influenced Great Southern wine region. Premium parcels of fruit come from their Langton vineyard, planted in 1978. It has some of the most mature vines in the whole Great Southern area. Senior winemaker Gavin Berry prides himself on creating innovative wines that reflect the diversity of the Great Southern region. He makes wines from Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon, to name just a few. The wine styles vary from fresh and fruity, under the Western Australian label, to wines with a more regional focus, under the Great Southern label.
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