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2008 Heathcote II Shiraz

Region: 
Heathcote, Victoria, Australia

Tasting Notes

Taste notes: 

The Shiraz has a magenta/purple colour with a solid concentration from the core to the edge. The nose is packed with black cherries, sweet mulberries, some cedar/anis characters and spice. Palate shows a good concentration with a mix of cherries, vanilla and blackberries. The tannins are soft and the acidity gives the wine a fresh finish.

Reviews

Firm in texture, with a tobacco note weaving through the lean black fruit flavors, finishing with licorice. Needs cellaring to soften the edges. Best after 2015

90pts
Publication: Wine Spectator
23 Oct, 2013

Aged for 22 months in French oak, 30% new, the 2008 Shiraz has a very deep garnet-purple color and wonderfully spicy aromas of cinnamon stick, cloves, cumin and fennel seed over dried plums, mulberries, licorice and warm chocolate. Very full... Read more

91pts
Publication: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
1 Jun, 2011

Technical Notes

Tech notes: 
  • Technical Data:
  • Alcohol: 15.0% w/v
  • Total Acidity: 6.2 g/L
  • Residual Sugars: 0.99 g/ L
  • pH: 3.70