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2016 Heroes Vineyard Shiraz

Otway Ranges, VIC

Small batch, sustainably grown Shiraz from one of Halliday's Top 10 Best New Wineries.

HIGH SCORE

$32.00

About

About The Wine

With a top-notch cool site at his disposal and the freedom to farm just how he wants, James Thomas is crafting some very smart wines from the Geelong region.

With his wealth of experience, he brings an incisive eye to his fresh new label. The Heores Vineyard wines are made with minimal intervention and a sustainable philosophy.

The vineyard thrust to the foreground, winemaking in the back. This Shiraz is proof positive he's on to a very good thing.

This is a spicy, meaty, earthy Shiraz with a bucket-load of charisma. With 95 points from James Halliday and a nod as one of the Top Ten Best New Wineries of 2018, and a strong 93 point recommendation from Campbell Mattinson, this is a very safe bet for lovers of Victorian Shiraz.

Only 215 dozen made.

Heroes Vineyard
Heroes Vineyard
Otway Ranges, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Picked at 13.5be on the 26th March. Yield: 2.0kg per vine / 2.5 tons per acre. Fermented with indigenous yeast, partial whole bunches and a maceration time of 3 weeks. Matured for ten months in french oak with one fifth new. Bottled without fining or filtration.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Heroes vineyard
Heroes vineyard
Geelong, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Fermented in two batches, one 'carbo-crush (10% whole bunches for carbonic maceration), the other destemmed (whole berries), 4 weeks on skins, blended, matured in French oak (20% new) for 10 months. Bright, full crimson-purple; a powerful and very complex shiraz that repays all the effort invested in the vineyard and winery. Black fruits, licorice and spice run through the full-bodied palate, tannins and oak standing either side of the main game. Impressive now, but has a great future." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Comapnion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"The Geelong region is renowned for its chardonnay and pinot noir but shiraz is often the real star. Here we go again. This is quite terrific. It’s savoury, smoky, chocolatey and alive with dark cherried fruit, the final impression one of absolute harmony. Black pepper notes, almost into smoked meat and graphite, are studded throughout; it should mature beautifully but it’s already singing." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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