Red Wine

Heathcote Estate Shiraz

Heathcote Estate Shiraz

100% Shiraz

Heathcote Region, Victoria, Australia


Producer Notes

The 2016 vintage was exceptional in Heathcote, with all the makings of our finest yet.

One of our coldest winters in recent memory was followed by a warm and dry spring, with perfect, even set and growth. The warm, dry and consistent conditions prevailed throughout summer, resulting in highly concentrated small berries.

The vintage shows truly classic ‘Heathcote’ character – exceptional concentration and detail, tightly packed savoury tannins, and quintessential gunflint, graphite-like character so unique to the our vineyard, coupled with a spectrum of vibrant fruit flavours.  The incredible structure and detail of these wines ensures their longevity.

We have bottled four wines from this remarkable vintage, including two Single Block Releases – Block C & Block F. It has been a long, four year wait for this release of block wines, further reinforcing our high standards with regard to bottling special release wines.

Tom Carson, Winemaker

WineChump Notes

I’ve never had Shiraz from the Heathcote region.  Heck, I had never heard of the Heathcote region!  One of the best things about visiting another country (with my wine luggage in tow) is finding wines that aren’t shipped routinely to the United States.  A visit to my favorite David Jones in Melbourne provided just the right mix of better, hand-picked wines by their wine category manager (whoever that is).  This was one of the standouts.

Best Price: AU$48.00
David Jones (Melbourne Location:  Bourke Street Mall)