Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Heathvale Vineyard The Reward Shiraz 2010

Heathvale vineyard is located in the Eden Valley across the road from Sorby Adams. The estate was first planted in 1865 which makes this one of the oldest estates in the area. Well that would be if they continued to produce wine or the vines had stayed. What happened was a 90 year lay off before Trevor and Faye Marsh start replanting the vineyard with chardonnay at its core. Now the estate focuses on Shiraz, Riesling and Sagrantino.

Heathvale Vineyard The Reward Shiraz 2010

This is a pretty medium bodied wine with flavours of mixed roasted spices, cracked pepper and Christmas cherries. These flavour sit long time on my palate with the oak adding a sophisticated creamy aspect before a nice an easy end. The profile is more savoury but that is normal for the area. For a wine that is dry grown in the area, it doesn't have the palate weight but that is what is more appealing to the story the wine is trying to tell. I like it a lot and will get better with time in the bottle.

Alcohol: 14.6%
Price: $50
Rated: 87 +
Drink: Now - 2025

Heathvale Vineyard The Reward Eden Valley Shiraz

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