James Suckling, 92 points
"This has a gently herbal and leafy edge and delivers plenty of ripe red berries and plums on the nose. The palate has a super smooth, long and juicy feel with dark chocolate and plums. Rich plums to close. A blend of 60% shiraz and 40% saperavi. Drink or hold. Screw cap."

James Halliday, 95 points
"60% shiraz and the remainder, among the most ferociously tannic and deeply coloured grapes known to man, saperavi. A ferrous wine of grunt and grrh. A grapey magenta. Tar, cherry liqueur and scorched earth. This all sounds hyperbolic, perhaps. And yet this wine is grounded, and in many ways understated for the region. It is the pulpy tannin profile that corsets all, boding well for saperavi's future in the region. Very good."

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Syrah
  • APPELLATION
    McLaren Vale, Australia
  • ALCOHOL
    14.90%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Yep. This is a WOW wine if we’ve ever tasted one! Do whatever you must -- rocking wines with scores like this don’t come around nearly often enough!

The Hamilton family history goes back some 180 years in Australia, and we are BURSTING with pride to have a bit to sell at this (again, but hard to believe right?) at a jaw-dropping $16 (with free shipping on 6, as always!). Deep, dark, rich, powerful and ultra-succulent. We recommend drinking one every Monday!

In 1837, Hugh’s great great grandfather Richard emigrated to the new colony of South Australia and planted Australia’s first wine grapes. As with all families, one  person is a Black Sheep and Hugh is it. Hugh Hamilton wines are far from ordinary. Hugh has a clear vision about the way he sees wines and he produces accordingly.

James Halliday, 95 points: “60% shiraz and the remainder, among the most ferociously tannic and deeply coloured grapes known to man, saperavi. A ferrous wine of grunt and grrh. A grapey magenta. Tar, cherry liqueur and scorched earth. This all sounds hyperbolic, perhaps. And yet this wine is grounded, and in many ways understated for the region. It is the pulpy tannin profile that corsets all, boding well for saperavi's future in the region. Very good."

James Suckling, 92 points: “This has a gently herbal and leafy edge and delivers plenty of ripe red berries and plums on the nose. The palate has a super smooth, long and juicy feel with dark chocolate and plums. Rich plums to close. A blend of 60% shiraz and 40% saperavi. Drink or hold. Screw cap.”

We have a good batch of this but are expecting to sell out quick -- jump while we have it!

THE STORY TO KNOW

Hugh Hamilton Wines exists to create exceptional wines, topics of conversation & new experiences. If you’re ready to learn something new, taste something unique and be wowed with service, you’ve arrived at the right place.

Hugh Hamilton and his daughter Mary Hamilton are the 5th and 6th generation of the Australian Hamilton wine dynasty that stretches back over 180 years. In 1837 Hugh’s great great grandfather Richard emigrated to the new colony of South Australia and planted Australia’s first wine grapes.

As with all families one is a Black Sheep and Hugh is it. Hugh Hamilton wines are far from ordinary. Hugh has a clear vision about the way he sees wines and he produces accordingly. Hugh’s legacy continues as Mary is now the CEO of the family winery and brings insight, energy and enormous talent to this exciting winery.