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The Heathcote Wineworks were one of the first commercial wineries in central Victoria. Prominently placed along Heathcote's main boulevard, established by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune. Thomas Craven was a purveyor of spirits and wine, he traded in gold, providing a lifeline to local prospectors. An entrepreneurial type, he also operated a coach service from stables behind the cellar door, despatching supplies and delivering mail around the central Victorian goldfields. The legacy endures within a measured range of small batch Shiraz, crafted to traditional techniques and fashioned for timeless excellence. Enthusiasts of grand old brands with a provenance and history are advised to avail themselves of a case or two Shiraz from Heathcote.. The alluring case for craven's place»

Hugo Estate Reserve Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
The Hugo family property was a mixed farming enterprise, dairy and sheep stud, almonds and tomato, not to mention a paddock or two of grapevine for personal consumption. The first commercial vintage of Shiraz was in 1979 but a Reserve quality Shiraz was not considered for another twenty years. Limited yields from the oldest blocks are treated to an extravagant fermentation in completely new French and American oak barriques, after an inspection and barrel cull, the very finest lots are assembled into the McLaren Flat flagship Hugo Reserve Shiraz.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$329.50
Intense purple ruby hues. Clean, rich aromas of plum, dates and spice, supported by toasty vanilla oak. Concentrated dark berry fruit characters, currants and blackberry, seasoned by spice, cinnamon and black pepper, chocolates and regional spearmint. Discernibly dry grown, a classic complex, velvety mouthfeel with well integrated tannins before an intense, aromatically spiced bramble finish. A match to red wine brisket and melted cheddar pie.
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