Heartland Single Vineyard Shiraz 2015
Heartland Wines new super premium offering is a late release single vineyard Shiraz – a heady example with flamboyant personality. On opening, it presents aromas of ripe plum, blackberry jam, soy sauce, licorice and new leather. Opulent tannins, yet composed on the palate, it is a real sleepy giant. Structurally well integrated, the oak, alcohol and core of fruit are in sync. I selected a goat curry to pair — my favourite Indian dish. Matching a powerful wine with a full flavoured meal is not for the faint hearted but certainly it is for me. The earthy rustic textures of the naans on the side revealed a smoky edge in the wine. I enjoyed its complex finish as it kept coming back in waves of Christmas cake. The jasmine rice sweetened things up and worked as the counterbalance to an otherwise very intense experience. A hedonistic wine, set to make a big statement in the Australian wine landscape.