Current Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750ml
Case Size: 12
Vivid red / purple in colour with a ripe and inviting nose highlighting aromas of blackberries, blood plums and chocolatey oak. The palate is intensely flavoured and expansive with flavours of dark fruits and boysenberries highlighted by lifted violets and peppery spice; all wrapped in fine tannins. An expressive and fruit driven wine that will increase in character and complexity with medium term cellaring.
New Zealand wine writer Sam Kim gave this 94 points and was a big fan.
Campbell Mattinson says:
Heathcote Shiraz fermented in open pots and aged in large format French oak. Bold and sweet with blackberried fruit booming through the palate. A mouthful of red wine with little oak flavour to speak of, but plenty of ‘smoothness’ in texture terms. It’s the smooth talker at the table. Clove, mint and spice notes make minor plays; the rage of berries holds the floor. A big-ish red, done well.
90 Points - Best Drinking: 2016 - 2021
The region is renowned for its Shiraz and the famous ancient red Cambrian soils of Heathcote also produce outstanding examples of Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and excellent Rieslings and Viognier.
Game and grilled meats, beef fried rice, macaroni cheese, vegetarian, lamb chops, pork, beef and veal stews, pork ribs, stuffed chicken, bacon, burgers, Italian food, Gouda, Parmesan and Pecorino cheese.
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