Predominantly estate produced, this wine reflects the unique character of Heathcote Shiraz but with the added elegance of a splash of Viognier. The palate is rich and full, with grippy tannins, great length and intense flavours of spice, plums, red cherries, and vanillan oak.
- VIC - Heathcote
Winery Tasting Notes
Medium - dark, brilliant crimson red.
Cloves, vanillian – smokey oak and a hint of mint full the aromas.
The palate is rich and full, with grippy tannins, great length and intense flavours of spice, plums, red cherries, and vanillian oak.
The 2008 Mail Coach Shiraz (with a splash of Viognier – 1.8%) was harvested from three vineyards in Heathcote. Harvested at optimum ripeness when the tannins, acid, sugar and flavours were at their peak, the grapes were processed and fermented in individual batches. After fermentation, the wine was pressed before maturing in American and French barrels for up to 15 months, of which 35% were new.