Heathcote, Central Victoria

Paul Osicka

Major's Creek Vineyard Shiraz 2021

Rich mulberry and blackberry aromas and flavors, rich yet not overripe, great balance, long, lingering finish, as fine as the bottle I drank in Australia, Simon is rocking it!! — 3 months ago

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Nero d' Avola 2022

Christmas Day Lunch. I noticed one of the courses was Leg of Lamb and this wine was chosen from the Wine List with that dish in mind. Black and Red cherries with an earthy savouriness. This Sicilian variety has found a second home at Heathcote in Victoria - the terroir and conditions generally, suit Nero perfectly. Medium to full bodied with a rich texture. Heathcote is better known as the home of rich, full bodied earthy Shiraz. — 6 months ago

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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Nero d’Avola from Australia.
Thank you Bob.
I love the fact I can learn something new everyday.
Bob McDonald

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@Jamie Lauder You need to take a trip to the wine growing districts of Australia, Jamie.
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

That is definitely on my bucket list.

Tar and Roses

Shiraz 2014

Opaque dark purple color. This wine took a while to open up. Not that great right out of the bottle but this wine developed with some air. Aromas were very savory and organic. (Violets, cedar, bramble and just a hint of blackberry). Blueberry , Blackberry and dark plum fruit flavors evolved with time. Not the fruit bomb I was expecting. Nice hint of smokey oak on the finish. — 3 years ago

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Jasper Hill

Emily's Paddock Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2005

Wow, really impressive. So tightly wound but with gorgeous structure and fruit. I would have expected a much higher Cab Franc percentage. So fine and sophisticated, loved it. — 3 months ago

Yering Station

Yarra Valley Heathcote Shiraz Viognier Blend 2019

Took some time to open up but became delicious. Lots of fruit but not sweet. The splash of viognier softened the Syrah a bit. — 4 months ago

Heathcote Estate

Single Vineyard Heathcote Shiraz 2020

Wow. Much more restraint than the wine of old. This is fabulous. Tightly coiled dark fruit, subtle oak spice, and utterly delicious. Yum. — 7 months ago

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Tyrrell's Wines

Lunatiq Heathcote Shiraz 2000

The first thing I tasted was salt, and that was: uh oh. But after 20 minutes, cranberry, nutmeg, a little mint, raspberry, definitely not as meaty as other Aussie Shiraz and not what I expected, but very enjoyable once my expectations were reset. — 3 years ago

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Sutton Grange Winery

Fairbank Syrah 2019

Delicious. Again! 🍷🍷❤️❤️ — 3 months ago

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Jasper Hill

Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 1999

A exploration of nine 1999 Cote Rotie - Syrahs and Shiraz on their 25th anniversary. Another Aussie ended up being my #2 — 4 months ago

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Ron R

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Dude, you kidding, Jasper Hill has always been near the top of the totem pole!
Eric Urbani

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@Ron R well I’m a believer now! Surprised my top two were Aussie vs Cote Roties and US syrahs…


Pastiche Heathcote Shiraz 2017

Mild fragrance of flowers and berries. Slight acidity, but enough punch. Will definitely hold up to burgers tonight! — 2 years ago