Hanging Rock Heathcote Shiraz 2010
I’m always impressed by the Hanging Rock Heathcote Shiraz. Classy and deep, the concentration a fair reflection of the mature, dry-grown Hanging Rock vineyard. I wouldn’t call myself a Heathcote Shiraz fan, per-se, but this presents a good face.
Dark purple black, this smells of choc bullets and purple fruit, presenting a surprisingly graceful, black fruited wine with a real concentration. It’s an oaky, warm and rich beast, but that savoury streak brings you back, complete with a little mint to finish. Effortless blackness and lots of appeal, for anyone looking for some flavour density. Drink:2015-2030. 18.5/20, 94/100.
Details: 14.3%, Diam, $75, Sample
Would I buy it? Not cheap, but I’d happily drink a few glasses.
Buy online: Hanging Rock website
(An earlier edition of this post suggested it was the ’12 vintage. Typo fixed! Thanks internet publishing)