The 2008 release is a deep, vibrant ruby in color. Intensely fragrant, with a lifted nose of concentrated plums, cassis and spicy oak characters. The palate displays rich plummy, blackcurrant jam notes with a hint of cardamom spice.
The 2008 has firmer tannins than the 07 vintage, and is a rich, textural wine. The fine acidity and firm tannins will see the wine age gracefully for up to 5 years.
International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby. Expansive, highly perfumed bouquet of blackberry, cherry-vanilla and smoky spices. Dense red and dark fruit flavors are framed by supple tannins that fade away on the back half. This sappy, broad wine boasts impressive structure and finishes with a persistent cherry note.
Owner and winemaker Ben Glaetzer’s work in Langhorne Creek is one of the most exciting stories in Australia today. Heartland Wines came out of a lunch in 1999 between Ben and three friends, and a fear that rather than expressing the diversity of sites and rich history of the country, Australian wines were heading in a generic, commercial direction. Ben had grown excited at older, high quality vineyards he had seen in the... View More