2007 Heathcote II HD Reserve Shiraz
Opaque purple. Deep, brooding aromas of boysenberry, blueberry, tar, vanilla, pipe tobacco and licorice. A zesty mineral quality adds urgency to the concentrated black and blue fruit flavors, which display compote-like sweetness and power. The minerality gains strength with air and extends the long, sappy finish. Leaves dried violet and rose notes behind, along with a strong graphite quality. Very serious and in need of bottle aging, or some time in the decanter.
The 2007 HD Shiraz is a slightly more conventional effort (but barely). One puncheon (500-liters) was produced of this hand destemmed, inky-colored Shiraz. A glass-coating purple/black color with legs that ooze down the glass, it displays a full-... Read more