Lively and fresh.
Welcome to the future of Heathcote. This wine encapsulates this region’s flattering ability to produce Shiraz of brooding depth of black cherry and plum fruit, yet, crucially, in a refreshing style of vibrant acidity, textural tannins and no more than medium-bodied aspirations. Greenstone has conjured its finest vintage yet.
Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2009 Shiraz offers… notes of warm blackberry, black cherry and blueberries over black pepper, cedar and tar notes. Medium bodied, the palate gives very crisp acidity, a firm level of chewy tannins and a good amount of juicy berry fruit, finishing long and peppery.
Firm in texture and generous in flavour, this is juicy with cherry, currant and spice flavours, picking up a wet stone note as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2013.
This is a really dense, savoury, backward expression of Shiraz, and I really like it.