Allinda Heathcote Shiraz 2018

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This is the only wine in the range where fruit is sourced, rather than estate-grown, but nothing at all wrong with that. The vineyard is dry grown and the wine then hand plunged in open fermenters, followed by ten months in seasoned barriques – French, American and Russian. 100% indigenous yeasts used here. A maroon/black colour with good density; aromas of dark plums and blackcurrants dominate an enticing nose. Some warm earth and chocolate as well. There is good concentration here, and the wine is both powerful and focused. Abundant tannins on the very long finish. Lots to like if one is drinking this today and just as much if you’d rather put it away for its future drinking potential.

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