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Red Edge Heathcote Shiraz

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Red Edge Heathcote Shiraz

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
While a step up in concentration from Degree, this wine exhibits a mŽlange of red, blue and black fruits, with more slatey mineral character drawn from the earth; the plate is moving towards full-bodied, with fresh acidity and gravelly tannins a feature of the finish. A wine presence and restraint.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Like the Degree Shiraz, follows prior years' approach with 25% whole bunch-pressed by foot-stomping, the remainder crushed and destemmed; after a wild yeast fermentation, spent 21 months in new French barriques. Shows the yield of less than a tonne per acre in its densely packed, full-bodied palate, with spice, French oak, red and black cherry and lingering but ripe tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deeper colour again than Degree; follows in the path of its predecessors with 25% whole bunch foot-stamped, the remainder crushed and de-stemmed. Spends 21 months in new French oak barriques, time that has pacified the wine, and in particular its alcohol and tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Impressively deep crimson-purple colour; in the full-bodied style of Red Edge, and a very good one. Layers of lush blackberry fruit and licorice are supported by ripe tannins and balanced oak. One-quarter whole bunch foot-stamped; neither fined nor filtered. Deserves at least a decade.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
In the mainstream of Heathcote style, with an abundance of black fruits and savoury tannins; carries its alcohol well, the oak merely a backdrop.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A medium- to full-bodied assemblage of black fruits, licorice, leather and spice; controlled oak, though the alcohol does poke through a little.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
A beautifully weighted wine; spice, black cherry, blackberry, licorice and a dash of chocolate for good measure; ripe tannins and oak. A strange closure decision.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Very powerful and intense; voluminous blackberry and bitter chocolate fruit; protracted tannins; much patience required.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005

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