Heartland Directors Cut Shiraz 2018

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ATLS201810 UCAU
The flagship release of what could be one of Australia’s best value producers with the Spice Traders and Heartland ranges over delivering for the price. This has all the trappings of a reserve release, the concentration of fruit and the luxurious impact of quality French Oak. The nose has plum and blackberry fruit with vanillin spice. The palate is expansive, with texture and driving dark berries fruit; spice and bitter dark chocolate provide attractive embellishments. The finish is long and melds drying dark berry fruits and dried spice. A long term proposition.
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  • The flagship release of what could be one of Australia’s best value producers
  • This has all the trappings of a reserve release, the concentration of fruit and the luxurious impact of quality French Oak.
  • A long term proposition.
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    $32.99
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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Blackberry
    • Blueberry
    • Pepper
  • Palate
    • Blackberry
    • Fruit Cake
    • Tobacco

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Patrick Eckel

    94
    "The flagship release of what could be one of Australia’s best value producers with the Spice Traders and Heartland ranges over delivering for the price. This has all the trappings of a reserve release, the concentration of fruit and the luxurious impact of quality French Oak. The nose has plum and blackberry fruit with vanillin spice. The palate is expansive, with texture and driving dark berries fruit; spice and bitter dark chocolate provide attractive embellishments. The finish is long and melds drying dark berry fruits and dried spice. A long term proposition."

Other vintages

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  1. Heartland Directors Cut Shiraz 2019
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Vintage 2019
    • Brand None
    • Cellaring 5-10 Years
    • Wine Type Red
    • Alcohol Percentage 14.5% Alcohol

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Locations

Australia

The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

South Australia

If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the country's vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.

Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!

Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.

Langhorne Creek

Less than an hour drive south east of Adelaide, you'll find the country town of Langhorne Creek. It's full of family wine growers some who've been making wine in the area for up to six generations. It's most well known for producing red wines of high quality, in particular Cabernet and Shiraz.

Langhorne Creek experiences ocean breezes which moderate the otherwise warm climate. The town is on the banks of the north to south flowing Bremer River which flows on to Lake Alexandrina. The river frequently floods across the vineyards (particularly in winter) bringing up silts which contribute to the regions terroir.

Whilst it may still not be the most well known of South Australia's many wine regions, plenty of outstanding wine comes from there.

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