Heath­cote Win­ery

2016 HEATH­COTE THE ORI­GIN SIN­GLE VINE­YARD SHI­RAZ

Halliday - Supplement - - Shiraz & Blends Red Hot & Rated -

RRP $55 / 2044

36yo vines, whole berries open-fer­mented, 7 days on skins, ma­tured for 14 months in French oak (30% new). It is dif­fi­cult to avoid over-ex­trac­tion with drought/heat lead­ing to very small berries, one key de­ci­sion here to use French oak. The colour is deep, the flavours very in­tense, but don’t show dead fruit char­ac­ters. A full­bod­ied red that will be at its best post ’30. 14.5% alc. This wine cap­tures the con­cen­tra­tion and el­e­gance of Heath­cote shi­raz from the in­cred­i­bly low-yield­ing 2016 vin­tage. Sourced en­tirely from our Newlans Lane vine­yard, the fruit was of ex­cep­tional qual­ity and the ju­di­cious use of fine French oak adds an­other layer of re­fine­ment.

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