Shiraz Heathcote Victoria
Mt Burrumboot was going to be a legend from the very outset, the inaugural vintage of this magic Shiraz claimed Gold in San Francisco. An awesome example of Heathcote, the earliest editions all showed fantastic aromas, intense fruit, and true finesse. The best Shiraz Burrumboot have made to date, a complex, robust wine with mulberry/ blackberry fighting on the palate, leather and spice hovering around the nose, framed by brilliantly integrated, lithe vanillan oak and supported by long and fine, ripe and elegant tannins.
The Mount Burrumboot philosophy is simple. As farmers, the winemakers allow themselves to be guided by nature, to intervene as little as possible, and only when necessary. Grapes grown to low yielding vines are carefully handcrafted using traditional methods, the finished wines reflect the terroir of Heathcote and are fashioned to allow the distinctive character of the exclusively estate grown fruit to fully express itself. Vinified with long cool ferments to create a fully endowed Shiraz with ripe tannins and complex aromas. Treated to eleven months maturation in a combination of French oak barriques, most notably Sirugue to develop the fineness of tannin. Approx 14.0%
The colour is intense Heathcote black. Powerful fruit, huge black cherry and ripe sweet plum up front, followed by nutmeg and spice, hints of licorice, leather and cassis. Bites of bramble fruit on the palate, supported by chocolatey tannins, fine and well structured. An elegant, complex, full bodied wine, with a warm, persistant finish, ideal for partnering to a wine braised Osso Bucco.