The fruit for this wine is grown at our two vineyards at opposite ends of the Heathcote region; Merindoc Vineyard at Tooborac in the south and the Willoughby Bridge Vineyard at Colibinabbin the north. Merindoc vineyard, with gravelly, low fertility ironstone soils provides minerality, structure and a cooler climate. Willoughby Bridge Vineyard is planted on the revered Cambrian rich red dirt, one of the oldest soil types in Australia and renowned for the production of intensely flavoured Shiraz. Another warm and dry vintage gave us low yields of concentrated flavours.
- VIC - Heathcote
"Purple-crimson; the fragrant and complex bouquet has spice, licorice and polished leather overtones to the fine, red berry fruits; the light-to medium-bodied palate plays an encore of impressive length and finesse."
Rating 95 Drink to 2024 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2009 Heathcote Shiraz is a vibrant red with purple tinges, an indication of the impressive concentration of aromas and flavours to come.
The nose is redolent with dark berries, red fruits, cherries and spice.
The palate is a perfect balance of fruit, savoury notes, fine long tannins and acid. It does not have excessive ripeness, extraction or oak.