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.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
The blend of three single blocks all saw new or second-use French puncheons, 25-50% whole bunches, foot-trodden, then cool-fermented. A distinct change of pace to a supple, medium-bodied palate, still in the overarching savoury style of the Wren Shirazs. Red and black fruits are woven through a wine that carries its alcohol well.