The Armchair Critic Shiraz 2009 (12 x 750mL), Heathcote,Victoria.

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Overview

The palate is exciting with slick black fruit rippling through its core. The wine is pleasingly warm and tarry with lots of fruit power and yet a fine skeleton of tannins on which it all rests. The finish is dry and impressively long.

Region:
VIC - Heathcote
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The nose is still knitting together with primeval berry, spice and tar aromas evident.

Palate

The palate is exciting with slick black fruit rippling through its core. The wine is pleasingly warm and tarry with lots of fruit power and yet a fine skeleton of tannins on which it all rests. The finish is dry and impressively long.

Winemaking Note

The fruit is sourced from the 30 year Colby Vineyard Block 3. The fruit is de-stemmed before a long maceration and fermentation in small open vessels. The fermentation is finished in stainless steel before transfer to one and two year old (primarily) French oak barrels.

Vintage
2009
Region
VIC - Heathcote
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

Armchair Critic, comprising two ranges – Armchair Critic and Under & Over, is Corey Ryan and Nicholas Crampton’s opinion on the way forward for Australian wine globally. Established vineyards in the best regions planted to the most suitable varieties, regardless of fashion, creating balanced wines of character and complexity.

VINEYARDS

Tumbarumba’s cool climate and high altitude, with vineyards rising to 900m, is vital in creating Chardonnay with elegance, subtlety and length. Heathcote’s ancient Cambrian soils combine with a warm, dry climate to create wines of brooding intensity and effortless power whilst retaining the structure and fine tannins to reward patient cellaring. The Armchair Critic Heathcote Shiraz is sourced from the Colby Vineyard.

WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY

The wines are made with a minimalist approach and a focus on maximum fruit and hence regional expression. Sustainable viticulture leads to low yields and moderate alcohol which is followed with minimal additions and limited oak. The wines are fresh and vibrant and approachable in their youth.

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