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2016 Heathcote Estate Shiraz

2016 Heathcote Estate Shiraz

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$269.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

Heathcote
2016
750ml
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$269.94
Heathcote
2016
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • A premium shiraz from one of the iconic producers of the region. A rich bouquet of prunes, liquorice and plums lures you into a dense world of fruit flavours wrapped up in oak. This is a great wine that will make for exceptional ageing over the next 10 years or more. Try it with hearty winter red meat dishes or vegetable moussaka.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • The 2016 vintage was exceptional in Heathcote, with all the makings of our finest yet. One of our coldest winters in recent memory was followed by a warm and dry spring, with perfect, even set and growth. The warm, dry and consistent conditions prevailed throughout summer, resulting in highly concentrated small berries. Our five individual blocks and their various sections were handled separately in the winery and vintage 2016 created 11 unique batches of wine.

    The grapes were fermented in a combination of traditional open and closed fermenters after gentle destemming, with some batches receiving whole bunches. The wines were then pressed and transferred into French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation - majority 300L hogsheads, some 500L puncheons and some parcels aged in traditional 6250L cuves. Racked twice during maturation. Tom Carson

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Lifted perfume with layers of red and black fruits. Pristine and poised with floral notes, tar, gun flint and exceptional concentration and purity. The palate is seamless and fine, loaded with fruit texture and tightly packed savoury tannins.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • The Heathcote region has had a rich and prosperous place in the history of Australia. During the 1850's, Heathcote was the scene of fevered activity as an important gold field town and today Heathcote is best known for producing another rich and prized gem - Heathcote Shiraz. Heathcote Estate was planted in 1999 on the ancient Cambrian soils that define the heart of the region. The 500-million-year-old soils are integral to the distinctive characters in these special wines. The Kirby family established Heathcote Estate with the sole objective to make one wine - a single vineyard shiraz. And over the past decade, the label has forged a reputation for wines of exceptional character and longevity. Led by winemaker Tom Carson, the philosophy is to craft wines that speak of the distinct characteristics of Heathcote and more particularly, this unique site. Heathcote Estate was established exclusively for the production of one wine a single vineyard Shiraz.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 95 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Deep, dense, bright red/purple colour, the bouquet evokes smoky char-oak and earth, a hint of graphite, and is quite complex and very shirazzy. The wine is very full-bodied and dense, concentrated, gutsy, with big structure and lashings of firm tannins. The finish is very drying and long lasting. This demands patience.'