2016 Heathcote Winery Cravens Place Shiraz
RRP $23.99 per bottle
Our Price $20.99
$125.94 (6 x 750ml)
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.
2020Australian Wine Companion 2012
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
A neatly balanced and constructed wine, with attractive, rounded black cherry and plum fruit, the extract and alcohol well controlledAustralian Wine Companion 2010 2009
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
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
Deep colour; dense blackberry, plum and licorice fruit; good control of tannins and oak.Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
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
The fruit for Cravens Place is sourced from the rich red soils at the northern end of the Heathcote region. The wine is made in an immediately approachable and more modern style, focusing on plenty of upfront primary fruit flavours and a soft, smooth tannin profile. Aged for 12 months with fine grained American oak, this is fantastic Heathcote Shiraz that delivers well beyond its price.
Colour: Rich deep concentrated red.
Nose: Cherries, plum, spice and dark chocolate notes.
Palate: Dark cherries, currants, raspberries, and mocha.
Cellaring: Intended for drinking on release, or cellar up to 4 to 6 years.