Wednesday, 1 August 2012

She-Oak Hill Estate Shiraz 2010

A deeply rich and concentrated palate is the highlight here.

Having previously looked at the Estate Shiraz 2009, this Estate Shiraz 2010 has plenty to offer yet has many differing characteristics from the previous vintage.

Upon opening, there was a distinct smokey oak on the nose which was wrapped around a package with a tiny hint of eucalpyt, a handful of savory notes, a whiff of aniseed and some enterprising spice. So much going on. Soooo good.

The palate delivered wonderful juicy blackberry fruit and impressive complexity and balance. The aniseed reappeared as the fruit rolled off the palate, and this took a while, as the finish was long and most enjoyable.

I love seeing little operators producing excellent wines and here is yet another winery you need to get to know. Heathcote has many hidden gems, hello She-Oak Hill!!

Who: She-Oak Hill
What: Shiraz (14.8% alc)
Where: Heathcote
When: 2010
How: $30

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