Shiraz Heathcote Victoria
Buckshot is a reference to the splendid ironstone pebble soils which pervade some of the more propitious Heathcote sites, instrumental in allowing a singular combination of water retention and drainage, while promoting superior root penetration. Small batch winemaker Rob Peebles sources a very special parcel of Shiraz from a unique five acre block, off vines forty years of age, within the eminent Davies Vineyard, an auspicious site which also supplies fruit to the venerable Two Hands and Bindi labels, as well as Domaine Chandon.
Deep garnet hues, dark core. Fully aromatic, pure and intense varietal fruit bouquet, plums, spices and soy, licorice and ferrous characters. Medium bodied palate with bramble and chocolate/ plum flavours kept vital by refined acids and creamy oak textures. Exhibits the classic Heathcote minerality, impenetrable dark fruit and sound tannin structure, culminating in a lingering, long silky finish.