Specifically selected malbec clones were brought over from Mendoza, Argentina and planted in Heathcote in the late 20th century. Fast forward to today and here you have the fruit of all that hard work and effort. Pockets of superb Malbec growing conditions are slowly but surely popping up around Australia to compliment and showcase it’s diversity and prowess worldwide. With classic, robust earth, graphite and blackberry aromatics jumping out of the glass, you’re instantly aware of why Heathcote and malbec go together so well. Plush and round over the palate with soft ‘drink now’ tannins and a roundness that suggests this fruit was picked on exactly the right day. A lingering jamminess on the finish makes it very difficult to only have one glass.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
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- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 100% Malbec
- Serving Temp.
There are two distinct styles of Heathcote wine, which can get confusing. There's Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck at the giant end of the spectrum for Greenock Creek lovers (I'm talking 17.5% alcohol!). And then there's Jasper Hill, Heathcote Estate, Chalmers' new Heathcote outfit and some new alternative varieties that seem to be making it into the best weird and wonderful natural wines in the country. Think Shiraz here traditionally, but don't be afraid to try the Nebbiolo, Fiano and Lagrein from painstakingly selected vineyards. They're refreshingly delicious.