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Houghton The Bandit Shiraz Tempranillo

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Talk about personality - spicy fruit flavour with a bit of Spanish 'ole' thrown in from some Tempranillo. It is a seriously impressive wine showcasing the grand Houghton name. Houghton does plenty more than just tasty White Burgundy! Mothers milk.

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Houghton The Bandit Shiraz Tempranillo

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Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Almost iridescent fresh purple colour here, with a twist of reduction and plenty of freshly captured cranberry, boysenberry and mulberry fruit on show. Quite ripe and nicely blended, the palate is soft and supple with smooth, flowing tannins and an easygoing, drink-young style.
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The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
The left of centre blend works well, with lush blackberry and dark cherry fruit further enriched by oak and supple tannins. Should develop well.
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2011
91
Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
While I continue to deplore the use of the American term 'bandit' to describe one of the West's best-known bushrangers (Moondyne Joe), the wines under this label have been very impressive and great value. The 2008 Shiraz Tempranillo is ripe, densely flavoured and silky smooth with substantial yet controlled tannins that grip. A good food wine
Quaff 2010
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
You have to like this gorgeously supple and fruit blend. The plump plummy fruits of the shiraz are the dominant features, while the earthy savouriness of the dry Tempranillo extended the palate perfectly. It's a terrific current drinking food wine.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide
89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Strong crimson-purple; rich and complex fruit, but not jammy or dead; black cherry/blackberry/mocha flavours; very good tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
91
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Soft, approachable, easy-drinking wine with straightforward, ripe forest floor fruits, firm acid/tannin balance and lovely overall structure.
Winestate 20082009

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