First made in 2008, the vines used here were planted in 2003. Up until recently the Tranter was the flagship for Tellurian. New to the range now are the Block 3 TLR and Block 3 SR with the three now sharing the dias. Previously all fruit from the Short Rows and Top of the Long Rows contributed to the Tranter - now it's only 70%.
Quite a polished Shiraz, it hits and sticks to the mid palate. The longer it sits in the glass the more it unfurls delivering dense red fruits. Plenty of savoury appeal is tossed up too with the soils adding a flinty edge. The acidity is brighter here compared to the TLR and SR.
A great example of Heathcote Shiraz and represents top value for the $39 asking price.
Will cellar long term.
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