Heath­cote Win­ery

2016 HEATH­COTE SLAUGHTERHOUSE PAD­DOCK SIN­GLE VINE­YARD SHI­RAZ

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

RRP $55 / 2036

47yo vines, open-fer­mented with 20% whole bunches, the bal­ance crushed and destemmed, 9 days on skins, ma­tured for 16 months in Amer­i­can oak (30% new). While full-bod­ied, the bou­quet and palate tell an iden­ti­cal tale of gen­eros­ity of black­berry, spice and liquorice fruit flavours wrapped in choc-mint, Amer­i­can oak and soft tan­nins. Low yield was the driver. 14.5% alc.

WINE­MAKER Bren­dan Pud­ney What el­e­ments helped cre­ate this wine’s char­ac­ter?

Old vines and low yields have pro­duced con­cen­trated fruit, which dis­plays the rich­ness and power of Heath­cote shi­raz. Com­bined with Amer­i­can oak, the re­sult is a bold and bal­anced wine truly re­flect­ing the unique ter­roir of the Slaughterhouse Pad­dock vine­yard.

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