DIRECTORS’ CUT SHIRAZ

    RRP: $33.00

    MEMBER: $24.75 Save up to 25%, join the Taste Club

    Our flagship wine is made from the finest selection of shiraz from each vintage. As with films, the director’s cut is regarded as the definitive version – no compromises.

    Reviews

    Iron fist in a velvet glove kinda stuff. A big Shiraz from Langhorne Creek. Generous is certainly the buzz word. It's a surge of fruit from top to toe. Dense plums and blackberries, whispers of smoke and vanilla, but dangerously smooth. Some tension evident and this will settle with more time in bottle or a good decant. It just lingers and calls you back. Beautiful! Drink now to ten years+ Score: 93/100
    -QWine

    Tasting Notes

    This is the most subtle and nuanced incarnation of this stand out wine to date. The delicacy of the 2016 vintage is showcased in this poised wine that still manages to express all the intensity we have come to expect from Directors’ Cut. Look for fresh fruit character to lead the charge and the targeted use of oak to offer perfectly balanced structure.

    Vinification

    The grapes are selected from some of the best Shiraz vineyards in the region. These vineyards are chosen for the consistent intensity and texture of the fruit. The strictest pruning techniques are used. The fruit for Directors’ Cut Shiraz was harvested at night and then crushed to small open top stainless steel fermenters. After 24 hours of skin contact fermentation was commenced with our Rhône isolate yeast. Following 9 days of cool fermentation on skins and pumped over 3 times daily, the wine was transferred to French and American oak hogsheads for 14 months maturation. In the 2016 vintage we limited ourselves to 80% new oak to ensure the fruit remained the focus and the guiding light of the wine.

    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. This may supersede the 2012 vintage for overall quality and has led to a very happy winemaker.
    -2016

    Taste Club

    The Heartland Taste Club is a paid membership that automatically sends you wine based on your own personal preferences at a greater discount than our basic Wine Club. You can choose how many bottles you want to receive and how often you want to receive them. Select from a variety of set packs or you choose exactly what you want from our entire range.

    Join the Heartland Mailing List

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    0

    Your Cart