Heathcote Estate was planted in 1999 on the ancient Cambrian soils that define the heart of the region. The 500-million-year-old soils are integral to the distinctive characters in these special wines.
The Kirby family established Heathcote Estate with the sole objective to make one wine - a single vineyard shiraz. And over the past decade, the label has forged a reputation for wines of exceptional character and longevity. Led by winemaker Tom Carson, the philosophy is to craft wines that speak of the distinct characteristics of Heathcote and more particularly, this unique site.
Crafted from an assortment of clones across five separate plots, divvied into select parcels to create, in all, nine batches of pre-blended wine. Fermented in open and closed fermenters with a dash of whole-cluster fruit, before transfer to a variety of French wood for a year of maturation. The result is a lustrous shiraz. Magenta. Dark berry fruit aromas flecked with mint and bitter chocolate, segue to a rich mid-palate of licorice strap, varnished leather and chewy tannins doused in coffee grind, servicing an emphatic finish. This needs time. Far fresher than past years. Drink by: 2033; Price: $45.00; Date Tasted: Dec 2018; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
Trophy - Best Wine of Show - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2019
Trophy - Best Single Vineyard Wine - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2019
Trophy - Best Red - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2019
Trophy - Best Shiraz - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2019
Trophy - Best State Show Wine - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2019
Top Gold & 97 Points - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2019
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