Howard Park Leston Shiraz

Howard Park Leston Shiraz 2016

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    14%
Howard Park's 'Leston' label showcases the classic regional characters of Margaret River grapes. This 2016 Howard Park Leston Shiraz was produced from a selection of the best batches of Shiraz grown on Howard Park's Leston vineyard, specifically block 17 and 4, which is located in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River

The maritime climate and gravelly bony soils of the region produce low-yields of concentrated rich fruit-driven wine typical of Margaret River Shiraz. Matured in new and second use oak barriques for 18 months, this is a top quality Margaret River Shiraz with a long life ahead of it.

"The 15th review of a Leston Margaret River Shiraz on this site; we’ve missed a couple along the way though we’ve covered most of them. It’s always consistently good, though rarely stellar. This release continues that form though it sits near the upper end of its usual quality band. It boasts more complexity than many a Margaret River shiraz: this tastes of berries and cloves though there are earth, game and coffee ground flavours too. It feels silken as it rolls along the tongue, the finish then slightly warm(ing). Tannin is silty. In all, it’s a very good release. 92+ Points Tasted : Aug18 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $50 Screwcap Drink: 2020 - 2028+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

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Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Howard Park is the jewel in Burch Family Wines' crown; Western Australia's largest family-owned and operated winery. With the experienced Janice McDonald now overseeing the winemaking at Howard Park, the impeccable quality of their wines in assured.
Western Australia
Margaret River
The expression of Shiraz from the temperate Margaret River region combines the ripeness and opulence of warmer climates with the spice and elegance typical of cooler ones. Howard Park’s 2016 Leston Shiraz is a fine example of this appealing style. Generous aromas of black plums provide a luscious richness, complimented by the inviting mocha and cocoa notes of French oak. Hints of ginger, anise and pepper add elegance and spice. Round in texture, the palate’s soft red berry fruits and plush mouthfeel is refreshed by chewy, vibrant tannins.

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