Heartland Directors’ Cut Shiraz 2010

Ben Glaetzer doesn’t produce a shy shiraz under this label, but that doesn’t trouble me.  The 2010 Heartland “Directors’ Cut” shiraz has its fruit sourced from Langhorne Creek and is a deep intensity purple in the glass, with evident tears.  Its aromatics are a medium intensity expression of blackberry, cedar, vanilla, currant and, for want of a better expression, spice cupboard.  The palate is dry, with medium acid, and has fine grained tannins, medium to long length, and flavours of plum, Christmas cake, vanilla and cedar and quite sweet fruit.  This is simply a very good wine due to its length and concentration of fruit, and will I expect benefit from 10 years of ageing.  Very Good

Abv: 14.5%
Price: $27
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Website: http://www.heartlandwines.com.au
Tasted: 2013
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