Heathcote, Central Victoria

Jasper Hill

Emily's Paddock Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2014

Limited notes from my 70th Birthday lunch. From magnum. One of my favourite Australian Shiraz from Heathcote with the trademark earthiness and black fruits. Plush rich and savoury all at the same time. — 2 months ago

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Pastiche Heathcote Shiraz 2017

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

Jumpin' Juice (Patrick Sullivan)

Half Full Pinot Blend

Somewhat flat. Not much structure. — 14 days ago


Marsanne 2022

Thank you for this sample bottle Tahbilk

Tahbilk’s Marsanne is one of those iconic Aussie wines for me. I think it’s an amazing wine as it’s around the $15 mark and great either young or aged.

The expectations for this 2022 vintage for cellaring is 2028-2030.

Fun fact: Tahbilk is home to the largest single planting in the world 😮

The pale lemon shade in the glass and the notes of citrus rind, freshly grated ginger, juicy pears and pretty florals enticed me into the glass. In the mouth it’s juicy with crisp acidity and a decent length finish. The nose reflects the flavours on the palate. This vintage did not disappoint 😋

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— 3 months ago

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Momento Mori

Fist Full Of Flowers Red Blend 2020

Almost 3 years ago, I was looking at the bottle of Fistful of Flowers and considered buying it. I was hesitant. Not least because of excessive sediment flocks swimming in the bottle. And once I decided to give it a try, it was already out of stock.

Today I completed my gestalt with a different vintage. And actually, I am glad that I tasted 2020 because even Fistful of Flowers needs some time to settle down and become more cohesive.

Interesting blend of Vermentino and Moscato Giallo. The aroma like butterflies bursts from the glass and fills the room with its gifts. Field flowers, honey, ripe peach, cinnamon, cardamon, candied orange peel. All that with a nice musk touch that is more prevalent in the aftertaste. It is well-balanced, fresh and flavourful. My favourite part is the salty-musky finish. Overall, it’s definitely good. Maybe it’s a little bit too bright or even vulgar, but it has some charm.

— 7 months ago

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Good writing. Enjoyed reading the reviews. Especially this one.
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Jasper Hill

Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 2009

Very dark in colour - opaque. Black plum and earthy “Heathcote “ aromas - some spice and liquorice. The same notes carry through to the full bodied palate with dark cherry and mocha. Chalky dry tannins. From magnum. — a month ago

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Demi Heathcote Shiraz 2015

See several previous Delectable notes. This is Syrahmi’s second best red Cuvée and very good for only $25. Quite a dense dark crimson like a good Heathcote Shiraz should be. Earthy and herbal as well as rich blackberry notes. Rich and savoury. Fabulous intensity for a wine at this price point. Sadly my last bottle of this vintage but I do have a few left of his top Cuvée which is called X. — 6 months ago

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La Pleiade

Heathcote Shiraz 2009

Purchased at Chapoutier, we had this along side the 2013 vintage. This one was significantly better in my opinion. Less to do with the added time in bottle, I think, and more with the innate quality of the wine. This still had terrific fruit with a balanced structure that gave the wine considerable depth. Enjoyed it over the course of a few days (corked and in the fridge). It definite fell off over that time period, but very gradually and still maintained good balance throughout (unlike the 2013). Terrific shiraz! — 2 years ago

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