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 1 years or more. Try it with hearty winter red meat dishes or vegetable moussaka.
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.
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Crafted from an assortment of clones across five separate plots, divvied into select parcels to create, in all, nine batches of pre-blended wine. Fermented in open and closed fermenters with a dash of whole-cluster fruit, before transfer to a variety of French wood for a year of maturation. The result is a lustrous shiraz. Magenta. Dark berry fruit aromas flecked with mint and bitter chocolate, segue to a rich mid-palate of licorice strap, varnished leather and chewy tannins doused in coffee grind, servicing an emphatic finish. This needs time. Far fresher than past years.
A very assertive, dark-plum and blackberry style with espresso-laced fruit on the nose and a sturdy frame of tannin, carrying flavors long and juicy. Ripe, dark fruit, plenty of spice and roasted coffee here. Drink or hold. Screw cap.