jamie goode's wine blog: Houghton The Bandit Shiraz Tempranillo

Friday, January 15, 2010

Houghton The Bandit Shiraz Tempranillo

Very impressed by this. It's a western Australian red by Houghton, the 2008 Bandit Tempranillo Shiraz (75%/25% in favour of Shiraz). Lovely vibrant, primary berry fruits with great definition and freshness, as well as a hint of spice and a bit of structure. Beautifully poised between the sweet fruit and the fresh savouriness, without any hint of jamminess. Quite food friendly and with oak playing a background, supporting role at most. It will soon be available at 8.99 from Ocado.

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At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Morten Pedersen said...

Pity it isn't available in Scandinavia.


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