2019 Paul Osicka Shiraz

Highly Rated
Ridiculously good value Heathcote Shiraz with so many beautifully blended components - spice, herbs, richness, tannins. A stunner.

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Heathcote Shiraz is evolving past its hearty big past to a more refined future thanks to producers such as Paul Osicka.

Smells, tastes and feels like a super premium wine. Blackberries, plums and spices on the nose; mint, rich plum and blackcurrants on the fine-tuned and luxurious palate.

There's a big rich wine in there straining to get out but the tension, acidity and the graceful tannins keep everything in beautiful check.

One of our best value reds of the year.

Paul Osicka Wines was started by former Czech Vigneron Paul Osicka in 1955 and is the longest established wine producer in the Heathcote Wine Region. The wine is estate grown, made and bottled by Simon Osicka, who is the third generation involved in the business.


The mature vines are grown without irrigation on sandy loam soil over quartz and red ironstone gravels. The vines are hand pruned, shoot thinned, fruit thinned and the grapes are hand picked and sorted to achieve optimum fruit quality. These factors combine to produce small, intensely flavoured and coloured grapes necessary to make premium wines. The use of synthetic chemicals to manage the vineyard is kept to a minimum to promote better soil and vine health. All Paul Osicka Wines are estate grown, made and bottled.

97 Points - "The lively bouquet offers fluttering wafts of spices crossing into dabs of French oak, but gives little advance notice of the depth and intensity of the black fruits wrapped in a fine skein of ripe tannins. A Grampians-like twist is all the better for that in the hands of Simon Osicka." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

94 Points - "Bittersweet bottling that commemorates the passing of Paul Peter Osicka while welcoming the new arrival of Matilda Ruth Osicka. It’s great that some winemakers have the ability to reflect such personal things on their labels. These sit in the Marius/Wendouree kind of zone for me, as I have said before. Distinct for the region through positive idiosyncrasies and sites, and great for it.

Strong regional character as this is a hearty red, packed full of character, stuffed to the gills with briary, dark berry fruit, sweet earth, turned earth, salted liquorice, green herbs and faint eucalyptus. The defining, unique character of Osicka wines is that Aussie bush thing going, the elevation is in the quality of tannin – both here in surround sound. Awesome texture, fine, emery board tannins wrap the palate and drive the wine long and to a fresh, fine finish. Excellent, bolshy red." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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