Deep crimson; fragrant and compelling on the bouquet with red and black fruits, sage and ironstone minerality aromas on display; the palate is muscular and tannic, through ripe and generous, and the fresh acidity so commonly found on the greenstone soils of Heathcote provides a linear framework for the ample fruit to adorn; long and savoury to conclude.
An elegant take on Heathcote Shiraz from a good vintage… A chassis of high-quality oak frames plums and blackberries. It’s vital and not at all cumbersome. Regional gun-flint characters sit alongside suggestions of savoury earth and iodine. Liquorice comes along for the ride as it opens up. Tannins are fine-grained and almost powdery. Spicy extension and a few glimmers of raspberry. Sophisticated wine indeed, with admirable shape and precise delivery. Excellent.