Tasting Notes on individual wines in this pack
2017 The Star Seeker – 95% Shiraz / 5% Grenache (new release June 2020)
A medium bodied and elegant Heathcote Shiraz style, with red cherry and blood plum flavours, gentle tannins and firm acidity. It’s very easy drinking now and will age for 5+ years. This wine was sourced for our Export Wine portfolio and released at our Cellar Door June 2020 to showcase the diversity and elegance of a Shiraz / Grenache blend. Excellent value for only $20 per bottle. From the Northern Heathcote wine region, from irrigated vineyards.
2017 The Ensemble – Co-fermented Shiraz / Viognier (released March 2020)
The 95% shiraz and 5% viognier were picked on the same day and co-fermented in open vats with daily hand plunging and basket pressed. The wine was aged for 21 months in 25% new French oak. A full-bodied wine with deep ruby colour with fragrances of plum and vanilla. The palate is generous with hints of cedar, spice, plum, dark chocolate. The firm tannins support a long finish. Will gracefully age for 10+ years.
2014 East meets West – 100% Shiraz (museum release)
100% Shiraz sourced from blocks on either side of our Mount Camel hillside. Aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak barriques, and old oak / inert containers. The wine was lightly fined. Dense, full-bodied wine; deep red and impenetrable colour with fragrances of plum, raspberries, vanilla and a hint of dried flowers. The palate generates flavours of plum, dark chocolate and liquorice. The tannins are soft and provide a smooth finish.
2018 East meets West – 100% Shiraz (new release April 2020)
This wine is a blend of vineyard blocks facing east and west. Flavour complexity is created by combining the different site aspects, picking dates and the use of new and older French oak. The grapes were hand-picked, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged for 18 months with minimal chemical intervention. There are hints of dried flowers and sour cherry on the nose, with dark spices and blood plums on the palate. The tannins are well integrated and the finish is long and smooth. This wine will age gracefully for 15+ years.
2017 The Hallmark – 100% premium Shiraz (current release)
The Hallmark Shiraz is selected the finest French oak barrels and aged for 18 months. A full bodied 100% shiraz showing power, grace and balance. There are aromas of rose petals, cherry and vanilla. The Palate displays blackberries, plum, mocha, vanilla and spice with a long finish. It’s velvet like tannins are beautifully integrated creating complexity that will support aging for 15+ years.
2018 The MONSTER – 100% Shiraz (current release)
You’ll love this MONSTER in your cupboard or Cellar! A blockbuster full-bodied Heathcote shiraz from our unirrigated vineyards and aged for 18 months in 25% new French oak barriques. This wine expresses full flavour yet retains balance and harmony. The fruit was harvested towards the peak of ripeness. Lashings of dark cherries, blood plum and vanilla on the nose, cedar, chocolate and cinnamon on the palate. The finish is soft and long with oak and fruit singing in harmony.