The wine team had a field day at Mofo headquarters tasting our swath of Heathcote reds that we’ve received of late and exploring the subtle differences between each year. This 2014 vintage showed plenty of development and intrigue. Aromatics of purple florals sat nicely alongside dark chocolate and liquorice nuances and powerful fruitcake vibes. The palate displayed a full body, driving acidity, dense christmas pudding and concentrated rich dark fruit and a “porty” quality thanks to its age. With noticeable and pronounced tannins from the oak, be confident to lay this one down for a good few more years to come.
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- 100% Shiraz
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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.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...