Balancing Heart Alchemy and Art Rock Shiraz 2017


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It is always good to see wines from the Granite Belt. It really is the best kept secret in Australian wine (although why the locals should want it to remain such a secret is beyond me). Once, little more than hobby vineyards. this is now a serious region with many excellent wineries, fine wines, and more and more are emerging all the time. Balancing Heart are well placed among them, especially using Mike Hayes, one of Queensland’s finest, as the winemaker. 

This wine offers notes of mushrooms, warm earth, dried herbs and spices plus hints of nutmeg/cinnamon. A mid-weight style which tends more to the elegant than forceful end of the spectrum with moderate length. Some early development is evident but there is surely more to come. Drink over the next three to five years.


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