HEATHCOTE | Mixed Half Dozen | Heavy Reds

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The rich, powerful and wildly seductive Hennings Croquet Shiraz and the Arturo Malbec will become staples in the wine cupboard!

Hennings 2018 Croquet Shiraz: Rich, powerful and wildly seductive - From a slightly milder vintage the 2017 maintains the wines opulent richness whilst being more structured and possesses an impressive blackpepper quality. Impenetrable inky black core with a deep black dark red hue. Wafting from the glass are expressive scents of liquorice, black cherry and dark plum which are complimented by subtly toasted vanillin oak, hints of dark chocolate and spicy pepper notes.

 Chalmers 2014 Sagarantino: The 2014 Sagrantino is from our Heathcote vineyard where the vines are growing in a special site close to the top of the ridge in complex, rocky Cambrian earth. The wine is deep and robust with aromas of dark fruits, bitter chocolate, spice and tobacco.

Silver Spoon Estate 2018 East Meets West Shiraz: A full-bodied vibrant shiraz style. There are hints of dried flowers and sour cherry on the nose, with dark spices and blood plums on the palate. The tannins are well integrated, and the finish is long and smooth on the palate. This wine will age gracefully for 10+ years.

 Chalmers 2016 Aglianico: A late ripening grape, it cruises through summer to ripen slowly in the cooler autumn months giving a lower alcohol yet complex and refined red wine capable of long ageing. Made in a chestnut botte and bottle aged before release, Chalmers Aglianico has earned its place at the top of the range showing all the hallmarks of a great red wine. Poise and structure, freshness and complexity, this wine has it all.

Arturo 2017 Malbec: In the mid nineteenth century the Governor of Mendoza engaged a French Agronomist to bring a selection of new grapevine cultivars from France to Argentina, creating a training ground for teaching viticulture with the aim of improving the quality of local wines. One of those varietals was Malbec, now the signature variety of the nation. These vines were exported immediately before the great phylloxera epidemic, and the particular selection of Malbec which was shipped is now believed to be extinct in Europe. It has subsequently evolved over the last century and a half into a clone which is distinctly different from its French forebears. In the late twentieth century Arthur Bruce Chalmers imported a selection of grapevine cultivars from around the world to Australia in an effort to broaden vineyard diversity and improve wine quality by clonal selection. In that shipment were six clones of Malbec, selected from the best vineyards of Mendoza. Arturo Heathcote Malbec is made from those special clones, grown on the unique Cambrian terroir of the Mount Camel Range in Heathcote. 

Sanguine Estate 2019 Progeny Shiraz: Probably the smoothest early release Progeny to date with mouth filling richness and softening tannin with just a hint of oak in the background, as all good Progeny's before it. Enjoy now as Progeny is designed, but as history shows most Sanguine shiraz can go the distance

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