Heathcote, Central Victoria

Yering Station

Yarra Valley Heathcote Shiraz Viognier Blend 2019

Took some time to open up but became delicious. Lots of fruit but not sweet. The splash of viognier softened the Syrah a bit. — 7 days ago

Heathcote Estate

Single Vineyard Heathcote Shiraz 2020

Wow. Much more restraint than the wine of old. This is fabulous. Tightly coiled dark fruit, subtle oak spice, and utterly delicious. Yum. — 3 months ago

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Tar and Roses

Shiraz 2014

Opaque dark purple color. This wine took a while to open up. Not that great right out of the bottle but this wine developed with some air. Aromas were very savory and organic. (Violets, cedar, bramble and just a hint of blackberry). Blueberry , Blackberry and dark plum fruit flavors evolved with time. Not the fruit bomb I was expecting. Nice hint of smokey oak on the finish. — 2 years ago

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Nero d' Avola 2022

Christmas Day Lunch. I noticed one of the courses was Leg of Lamb and this wine was chosen from the Wine List with that dish in mind. Black and Red cherries with an earthy savouriness. This Sicilian variety has found a second home at Heathcote in Victoria - the terroir and conditions generally, suit Nero perfectly. Medium to full bodied with a rich texture. Heathcote is better known as the home of rich, full bodied earthy Shiraz. — 2 months ago

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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Nero d’Avola from Australia.
Thank you Bob.
I love the fact I can learn something new everyday.
Bob McDonald

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@Jamie Lauder You need to take a trip to the wine growing districts of Australia, Jamie.
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

That is definitely on my bucket list.


Pastiche Heathcote Shiraz 2017

Mild fragrance of flowers and berries. Slight acidity, but enough punch. Will definitely hold up to burgers tonight! — 2 years ago


Museum Release Marsanne 2012

Marsanne. Very interesting and unique. Rich — 4 years ago

Sutton Grange Winery

Fairbank Syrah 2019

Keeps on getting better. Great little wine. Slurp!! 🍷🍷👍🏽👍🏽 — 3 months ago

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Paul Osicka

Major's Creek Vineyard Shiraz 2021

Rich dark fruits, very concentrated, but not overripe in any way, much more structured than the 2022 Tooborac, this is from the Estate vineyard planted by Simon’s grandfather in 1955, long, lingering finish, enormous potential, really a fantastic old vine Shiraz that I just wish I could get in the U.S.!!! — 3 months ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
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Tyrrell's Wines

Lunatiq Heathcote Shiraz 2000

The first thing I tasted was salt, and that was: uh oh. But after 20 minutes, cranberry, nutmeg, a little mint, raspberry, definitely not as meaty as other Aussie Shiraz and not what I expected, but very enjoyable once my expectations were reset. — 3 years ago

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