2014 Heartland Shiraz
RRP $22.95 per bottle
Our Price $19.99
$119.94 (6 x 750ml)
Langhorne Creek Shiraz, always made in hearty style. This release is particularly hearty. It’s definitely and defiantly full-bodied. Chocolatey, clovey, toasty oak sits slightly separate from the fruit, but still manages to aid the cause – and then some. Tar, saltbush and blackberries. Loaded up. Mouth-filling. Dense to look at and to taste. Slippery-smooth. I’m pretty sure you’ve got the idea. Lovers of a Big Red, ready for drinking now, should be right onto this.2017 - 2021+
Purple-crimson; the inherent softness of Langhorne Creek shiraz and a copious infusion of vanillin oak seem appropriate given the wine was made by Ben Glaetzer, John Glaetzer's brother (of Wolf Blass fame).To 2016Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
Rich, approachable and flavoursome - if perhaps a little spirity - this soft and generous shiraz has a lightly spicy and floral bouquet of red berries,plums and cedar/vanilla oak backed by a hint of cherry kernal and blackberry liqueur.Smooth and polished, with a slightly warm and fiery presence of fruit,it's knit with plaint tannins and restrained oak but finishes without genuine definition.2012-2015The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
A generous and glossy blend of Langhorne Creek and Limestone Coast, packed with regional mint, rich black plum and berry compote fruit, red liquorice and fine, textural tannins. Impressive fruit impact for $18 at Dan’s. www.heartlandwines.com.auWine Taste Edition 24: July 22, 2011
2016Australian Wine Companion 2012
Packed with almost a medicinal level of menthol and mint, its bright blackberry and cassis aromas precede a forward and juicy palate that smooths out towards a lingering minty finish.The Australian Wine Annual
Made by the highly regarded Ben Glaetzer and matured in French oak hogsheads (larger oak barrels than usual). It's been a highly successful brand since its launch a handful of years ago - and deservedly so. Has a robust honesty about it. No tricks, just dark, rich, warm fruit flavour. Tastes of peppermint, sweet fruit (plums, cherries and raspberries), pipe tobacco, a touch of pepper and a whiff of vanilla. It feels slightly desiccated - if you try hard you'll find flavours of salted beef here _ but it still manages to fully satisfy. Excellent winter drinking. Will impress all comers.The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
Smooth, creamy and approachable, this earthy, meaty shiraz marries a minty presence of sweet, juicy but slightly baked dark plum and currant-like fruit with cedar/chocolate oak and rather polished, pliant tannin, finishing with suggestions of mint and menthol.Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
If you haven't cottoned on to the Heartland range yet it's time to familiarise yourself with it. They're hearty reds, stylishly packaged, and invariably sharp value. 2006 RELEASE Winemaker Ben Glaetzer crams a whole lot of rich, fruity grunt in this range; exactly why it's moved so quickly up the popularity charts. This release shows its alcohol but is otherwise warm and cakey, full of blackberried flavour and moderate in its toasty oak influence. It's a red for the middle of winter, made in the monumental style. DRINK 2008-2012.The Big Red Wine Book 2008
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
Heartland is the place between the vines that offers the best view of the gum trees. We produce wines that remain true to the recognised Australian style, while ensuring a balanced structure and appealing texture. Heartland Shiraz is a pure expression of Australia’s most iconic variety.
Tasting Notes: The dark colour preempts a wine of dense, layered black fruit. The aromas of anise and cracked pepper are enveloped in classic blackberry. The glass coating texture gives way to freshness on the finish resulting in a fine balance. The structure imparted by oak and skin contact integrates well with the bright, but intense fruit.
Vinification: The fruit was de-stemmed, crushed and pumped over twice a day for nine days to enhance colour and flavour. Fermentation with our Rhône isolate yeast was at 18°-24°C. Extended maceration resulted in savoury, supple tannins and an approachable palate. The wine matured for 14 months in oak prior to bottling.
2014 Vintage: 2014 followed the classic road of a late vintage accompanying a late Easter. Deep soil moisture from a traditional winter flood bolstered us against the warm summer days, as did the cooling Langhorne Creek winds. We were spared the late February rains that harried other regions in South Australia.
Suitable for Vegans.