2016 SHIRAZ

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We produce wines that remain true to the recognized Australian style, while ensuring a balanced structure and appealing texture. Heartland Shiraz is a pure expression of Australia’s most iconic variety.

Reviews

2016 Heartland Shiraz - This is a Wednesday wine that I drank on Tuesday. Why a Wednesday wine I hear you not ask? Well, because a Wednesday wine is a wine that sets you up for the upcoming weekend and you really don’t care what it is. This wine could’ve done that, but it made me sit-up straight, look at it right between the label and question why it’s less than $20!!! Ben Glaetzer has created a cool climate wine that’s adapted to you. Great approachability with subtle raspberry and pepper berry notes up front that meld through the palate and add oak and more warming cinnamon spices with a great and unexpected length. My take away from this wine is that you’d be hard pressed to find a better red from Langhorne Creek for under $20.
-@the3winesmen (August 2019)
2015 Heartland Shiraz 92 points
-James Halliday (August 2019)
2015 Heartland Shiraz Double Gold Medal
-2018 China Wine & Spirits Competition
2015 Heartland Shiraz Silver Outstanding
-2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition

Tasting Notes

The vibrant aromas of fresh fruit in the 2016 surpass any previous vintage while maintaining the usual depth of spice character. The palate pops with fresh berries and finishes with hints of pepper and spice and all things nice. This little ripper is rich enough for cold winter nights and generous enough to match anything the grill has to offer.

Vinification

The Shiraz was de-stemmed, crushed and pumped over twice a day for ten days. The 2016 Shiraz was matured for 12 months in oak prior to bottling. The low yields of fruit offered wonderful concentration. We believe that Heartland Shiraz is going from strength to strength. Demand suggests we might be right.

Vintage

Ben reckons this might be the finest vintage he has ever seen from Langhorne Creek. Only time will tell. Harvest was more generous than the previous few years, with above average quantity and quality. Total degree days were up from the last three years, with wonderful ripeness levels recorded leading to amazing fruit intensity. 2016 may supersede the 2012 vintage for overall quality and has led to a very happy winemaker.
-2016

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