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2015 Heathcote Winery Cravens Place Shiraz

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This shiraz from Heathcote Winery is a medium-bodied, totally smashable red made for early drinking. Plums, dark cherries and toasted vanilla decorate the nose, whilst the palate is soft and fruity, with a soft thread of tannins and a rich, plummy finish. cook up some hamburgers and enjoy!

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Dense, dark cherry red with a vibrant purple rim

Nose: Sweet raspberry balances the savoury characters of fruitcake, coffee grinds, black tea, and cracked pepper

Palate: Rich and vibrant in the modern style. Well-balanced acid gives a complete palate, an immediate hit of cherry and fresh raspberries gives way seamlessly to chocolate, coffee, and black pepper

Cellaring: This wine is best enjoyed now or can be cellared for a medium term

Alc/vol: 14.5%

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2015 Heathcote Winery Cravens Place Shiraz

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
A gorgeous, aromatic, spice-laden Heathcote shiraz which dances with cloves, cinnamon and anise. It's softly structured, with a palate built around juicy berry and plum fruits. Compelling quaffing.
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
This wine is named after Thomas Craven - one of those crafty individuals who prospered during the Victorian gold rush by selling to the miners, rather than by becoming a miner himself. There's an abundance of warm, plummy flavour here. It fills the mouth in the most satisfying way - until the very finish, when the alcohol leaps out at you a little too keenly. Until then it's delicious: not only plummy, but minty and spicy and terrifically fresh. There's a fair bit of pleasure to be had here.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A neatly balanced and constructed wine, with attractive, rounded black cherry and plum fruit, the extract and alcohol well controlled
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A substantial, medium- to full-bodied wine with a range of blackberry, mocha and dark chocolate; good tannin structure. Sensible/affordable price.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
I believe that Heathcote shiraz and Central Otago pinot have some things in common. Both are seamless, richly flavoured, supple, often dense wines. Joys to drink. And they're both from fast-emerging regions that have the wine geeks goggle-eyed. What they don't have in common is price. For this sort of money, you wouldn't be allowed to even look at a bottle of Central pinot. Choc, leather, berries and tobacco leaf.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Deep colour; dense blackberry, plum and licorice fruit; good control of tannins and oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; clean, smooth, sweet berry and plum fruit on the bouquet runs through into a palate flooded with berry and plum fruit, finishing with soft tannins. Good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002

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