Richard Hamilton is a prestige McLaren Vale producer with some of the oldest vineyards in the region. Its intense, complex wines are much sought-after. As Halliday says, <i>“Richard Hamilton has outstanding estate vineyards, some of great age, all fully mature. An experienced and skilled winemaking team has allowed the full potential of those vineyards to be realised.”</i> He gives this lovely wine an impressive 92pts: <i>"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."</i> (Halliday).