Sunshine Creek is Yarra based, and this Sunshine Creek Heathcote Shiraz 2017 is an outlier in the range. It’s always ripe, in the mid 2000s Jasper Hill mode, but typically carries it ok (the 2016 did).
But this vintage? I don’t feel it.
There is so much sweet luscious fruit, for sure, but it’s a one-trick pony – once you delve below the cherry liqueur purple fruit it’s just alcohol. Tannins, savouriness, the lot swept away by ripe fruit and warmth.
I want a bit more than just liquefied alcoholic berries. Best drinking: nowish. I don’t think it will get better. 16.8/20, 89/100. 15%,$NS. Would I buy it? A glass. Max.
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