About The Wine
Ben Portet takes Heathcote Shiraz into excellent territory here from the 2013 vintage.
This is an elegant and restrained wine of considerable finesse. The European heritage of the Portet family seeping into every pore of this wine where spice and fine tannin is met with perfectly ripe fruit from a warmer climate.
This is one of the top tier wines in the Portet portfolio. It received 95 points from James Halliday and 93 points from Campbell Mattinson who both point to the 'elegance' and 'finesse' of this gorgeous wine.
If those are terms you value in your Shiraz, you will find a lot of joy with this release.
About Dominique Portet
Dominique Portet, quite simply, is international winemaking royalty. From a winemaking family that stretches back 10 generations in Bordeaux, his father Andre Portet was régisseur (vineyard and winery manager) of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild in Pauillac.
He is one of the original “Flying Winemakers”, having scoured the world in search of new and interesting exploits in wine which eventually lead him to the Yarra Valley.
Here Portet found “... wines with a fragrance and structure reminiscent of the wines of Bordeaux. The Yarra has a charm and a beauty that engulfs you, and its wines are worldly” and chose this as his home away from home.