Friday, 26 August 2016

Heritage Estate Shiraz 2012

After a long few days I came home late last night and just wanted to sooth the soul with some wine therapy.

I had a quick dig in the cellar and found this Granite Belt Shiraz which I had purchased at the cellar door a couple of years ago.

Coming off 50 year old vines in the Ballandean district, this hit the spot. A generous pour seemed to vanish in moments, and again a second glass. Maybe I was just thirsty? Maybe I was just enjoying it too much? Regardless, I wish I had purchased more - hindsight has a habit of doing that.

Medium bodied, red fruit, dark cherries, red plums and some meatiness sit at the core of this wine. Milk chocolate arrives late as do juicy tannins which sit long. Not overly concentrated, there's enough persistence in the finish to entice you back again. Delivery is smooth, and really, it's just a good wine for pleasure's sake.

Drink now and for the next three years.

90/100 - Very good

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $30
Source: Cellar Door purchase

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