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Heathcote Winery Slaughter House Paddock Shiraz

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Heathcote Winery Slaughter House Paddock Shiraz

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Deep crimson-purple; the black fruits, anise and spice of the bouquet lead into a medium- to full-bodied palate, the fruit flavours carrying the 20% new American oak well, the tannins ripe. Pushes the alcohol envelope.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
91
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
A lean, sinewy and meaty shiraz whose rather baked and jammy expression of blackberries and dark plums are backed by fresh cedar/chocolate oak and supported by firm, drying tannins. Savoury and mineral, with a lingering note of iodide, it should flesh out a little over time.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
87
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Smart young wine - probably too young; needs cellaring for awhile yet. Some fabulous primary fruit.
Winestate 2009
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
The higher up the Heathcote Winery tree you travel, the more eucalypt flavour there seems to be - a polarizing point. This is a good wine - so bear with us. It is certainly strong with eucalypt flavour, but it's also smooth and plumy and rich, and sports chains of (very) impressively firm, ripe tannin. It's an upper-class wine, no doubting it. It has length, structure, texture and richness.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
93
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Distinct black pepper lift to the lovely dark, fruity nose. Very complex on the palate, with excellent intensity of fruit flavours. Tons of length.
Winestate 20082009
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
The old slaughter house at Heathcote wasn't deregistered until 1976 - it used to be opposite the Heathcote vineyard, where this wine is grown. Big and bruising but unsubtle - and arguably lacking in charm. It tastes of coffeed vanillin oak, strong menthol and eucalyptus, thick blackberry and tar. It's full-on and impressive in itself, but after the first glass it's difficult to maintain the interest.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
88

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