"Estate-grown on four vineyard blocks, 6-7 days on skins, then pressed, part to finish its fermentation in new French oak. No more than medium-bodied, the fruit-oak-tannin trifecta is in excellent balance. Top value at this price."
92 Points, Wine Companion
Top 100 Medium Bodied Red Wines
Sydney International Wine Show
"The old ‘cabernet in a burgundy bottle trick’. Squeaky clean red wine with plum, black cherry and peppercorn flavours flowing sweetly through the palate. Medium in weight, presented fresh, the ripeness pitched quite perfectly. Good value here."
91 Points, JamesSuckling.com (May 2019)
Richard Hamilton was born to a well-known wine family in South Australia in the 1830’s. The current winery was purchased in 1972 in McLaren Vale, by renowned vigneron, Sydney Hamilton, and named Richard Hamilton, after the current son. The vineyard is approximately 70 hectares, containing some very old vineyards, such as the Centurian Shiraz vineyard, planted in 1892; the vineyard is amongst the oldest in the region and planted on own rootstocks. Richard Hamilton lies at the southern end of McLaren Vale with a south-eastern aspect that takes advantage of the morning sun. The climate is moderate and tempered by cool sea breezes achieving full ripening of Riesling, Semillon, white Rhone varietals, Merlot, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. They also own vineyards in Coonawarra under the Leconfield label.