Heartland Shiraz 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Australia

$19.49
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Item No. 94792
  • red wine
  • ST90
  • JH89
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2005 vintage provided us with a set of challenging yet fulfilling conditions. Low bunch counts meant for a below average crop, the result of which being highly concentrated fruit. A mild growing season and a slightly warm vintage allowed relatively consistent rate of ripening throughout all varieties in the Langhorne Creek and Limestone Coast districts. From a Heartland point of view this meant that we were able to attain full concentration of flavour early in the season and therefore avoid high alcohol levels. At this stage of development the 2005 wines are showing more intense dark berry fruit than their 2004 counterparts and also show slightly elevated tannin levels. In terms of approachability this means the 2005 wines will show more levels of upfront fruit.

Region: 56% Limestone Coast 44% Langhorne Creek

Tasting notes: A dark, rich purple colour. This delicious black Shiraz has hints of chocolate, menthol and tobacco leaf on the nose. Plums, blackcurrant and spice flavours abound on the palate and are perfectly balanced by fine, supple tannins.

"...Vibrant, smoky raspberry and cherry preserve aromas offer excellent clarity and are complemented by suave mineral and floral notes. Focused red berry fl avors possess impressive energy and take on pepper and spice notes with air. The spice notes build ... giving the sweet raspberry and cherry fl avors a lively quality. Outstanding value here." International Wine Cellar Jul/Aug ‘07

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Learn About Heartland Map ItMap It

Heartland Wines was created by a small group of leading South Australian wine professionals, including Ben Glaetzer & Vicki Arnold from Glaetzer. All are all good friends and share a passion for making great wine. Heartland wines are made with fruit from mature vineyards in the Limestone Coast and Langhorne Creek in South Australia.

Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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