Howard Park ‘Leston’ Shiraz
The Howard Park Leston Shiraz was created from a selection of the best batches of Shiraz grown on our Leston vineyard (specifically, blocks 4 and 17) which is located in the Willyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. The soils in this vineyard are shallow lateritic gravels over sandy, clay loam. Small parcels are hand-picked, and all batches are sorted to remove matter other than grapes, prior to fermentation. Fermentation occurs in open vat and closed stainless steel fermenters with diligent cap management to extract fine fruit tannin and strong varietal flavour.
The Shiraz is an intense, dark crimson colour, aromas are full of florals and spices. The dominant fruit notes of red, blue and black berries are integrated well with oak’s soft mocha and vanilla opulence to give a depth and richness to the palate. Hints of ginger, anise and pepper gently spice and season the wine and fine silky tannins give a supple, long finish.
The Real Review: 93Pts; Wine Pilot: 91Pts
Howard Park is a pioneering Western Australian winery, proudly helmed by the Burch family. The story began in 1986, borne out of an ambition to craft wine with generational cellaring potential. Spending year’s meticulously discovering quality fruit producers in both Margaret River and the Great Southern, the aim was to identify and develop only the best parcels of fruit for the wine.
The Margaret River region is a spectacular place to experience the very best wines the state has to offer, and Howard Park creates handcrafted wines using the highest quality fruit from carefully tended vineyards in the Margaret River and Great Southern grape growing regions. The result is the work of heritage and family – more than three decades handcrafting wines of provenance and elegance.
Syrah / Shiraz & blends