2006 was the coolest vintage experienced on record since 1982, which saw restrained, zippy
and lighter styles of wine produced than usual. Fruit was harvested much later than normal,
however in the warmer regions of Western Australia this fruit was sufficiently ripe yet without
excessively ripe flavours.
The 2006 Hazard Hill Shiraz was fermented at warm temperatures in closed fermenters then
pressed gently to ensure minimal extraction of harsh, bitter tannins. Each batch was matured
separately in a combination of stainless... View More
A terrific value, Plantagenet's 2006 Hazard Hill Shiraz is a silky, feminine-styled Shiraz that starts with smoky, slightly floral notes, then adds in peppery spice, delicate red berries and just a hint of chocolate before leaving your mouth watering on the finish. Drink now.
The first vines were planted in 1968 at "Bouverie" Denbarker. These consisted of 4 1/2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Plantagenet Wines now has boosted the total acreage to 100, including Malbec, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Plantagenet aims to make elegant, structured wines that have complexity, finesse and balance.