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"Terrific fruit purity & intensity, backed by loads of silky tannins" Wine Orbit

"Fabulously fruited, inviting on the nose, followed by a succulent palate that is concentrated & beautifully flowing"

Enjoy with lamb shank, scotch fillet or juicy venison steak

Drake Heathcote Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Member rating / 6
$14.99p/Btl
Erp $22.00 $19.13
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points Black Market Exclusive
Drake Heathcote Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Drake Heathcote Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Member rating / 6
Drake was created by a motley group of winemakers and sommeliers, born from a shared belief in creating thought-provoking wines of individual character and expression...
$14.99p/Btl
Erp $22.00 $19.13
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21

Accolades

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2019

Description

  • Cedar & vanilla
  • Ripe berries
  • Warm spice
  • Velvety tannins

"It is fabulously fruited and inviting on the nose showing blackberry, blueberry jam, vanilla, cedar and warm spice aromas, followed by a succulent palate that is concentrated and beautifully flowing. The wine offers terrific fruit purity and intensity, backed by loads of silky tannins, finishing long and satisfying. At its best: now to 2024" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2019

A rich and inviting nose, all opulent ripe berries although tempered by sweet spice and earthy savouriness. The palate continues the theme with a supple core of dark berry and blood plum fruits, with oak very much in the background, before velvety tannins and bright acidity shape the finish. A beautifully lush expression of Heathcote Shiraz that is a great by the glass option of for short / medium term cellaring.

A cool start to the growing season with plenty of rain events throughout Spring ensuring vine health and vitality was optimised. Although the average Summer temperature was higher than normal, the region didn’t experience any extreme heat days. The late start and the warm days delivered exceptionally complex, intensely flavoured berries whilst maintaining a fine natural acidity in most cases. Tannins and flavours achieved optimum ripeness and this should be considered a very good year.

Drake was created by a motley group of winemakers and sommeliers, born from a shared belief in creating thought-provoking wines of individual character and expression. When looking for a satisfying rich and rewarding Shiraz to warm us on a cold Melbourne night we looked no further than the moderate climate and ancient Cambrian soils of Heathcote in Central Victoria.

Drake wine is a collaboration between a motley crew of winemakers and sommeliers aimed at creating by “By the glass wines with interest". Thought-provoking wines of individual character and expression. The range spans the dress circle of premium Victorian regions with wines from King Valley, Strathbogie Range, Yarra Valley and Heathcote.

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14.5%

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NZ (from $5.70)

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4 Stars

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User comments (4)

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A very enjoyable wine, will buy again.

Janis - 27/09/2019

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This is a lovely drop

Helen - 15/09/2019

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Lovely shiraz that warranted the purchase of a second case!

Rae - 29/08/2019

Very nice Shiraz

Cathryn - 27/07/2019


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