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2013 Mitchelton Heathcote Shiraz

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Delicious deep red berry flavour rings through this wine. Oak is amazingly well held together, and the alcohol isn't over the top at all, which can sometimes be an issue.

Long finish on this, easy to see why its priced at $50 , and easy to see why it received 96 from Halliday. A great drink now- but will reward cellaring for another 10 years very easily.

Winemaker's Notes

Heathcote has recently emerged as one of Australia’s most exciting wine regions in Australia owing to its capacity to produce powerful, long lived Shiraz.

As a close neighbour to Mitchelton, the Heathcote region offers an opportunity to further explore the individual nuances that make Central Victoria one of our most diverse wine regions. Sourced from the rich Cambrian soils of the Mount Camel Range, each parcel is vinified in small open fermenters and is gently hand plunged twice per day over the duration of the ferment.

Upon completion of primary fermentation the wine is allowed to remain on skins for up to two weeks to provide further complexity and balance of tannins. The wine is then allowed to mature in new and seasoned French oak barriques for up to 16 months before the final blend is assembled.

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2013 Mitchelton Heathcote Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Exceptionally well made, preserving all the vibrant black cherry fruit Heathcote can produce when the weather gods permit. In particular, there has been no attempt to over-ripen or over-extract the flavour or structure.
now to 2033
Australian Wine Companion
96
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
A fragrant and perfumed bouquet of red and blue fruits, lavender and sage; the palate is medium-bodied, precise and focused, with fine red fruits lingering harmoniously with fine-grained tannins on the evenly balanced, supple and elegant finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
94
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
From Jasper and Ironstone rather than Cambrian soils, but still has the same intensity to the black cherry, blackberry, plum and chocolate fruit; very good tannin structure and mouthfeel.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
93

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