Terra Felix Heathcote Shiraz 2016
An extended period in French oak followed a co-fermentation with a dollop of Viognier. This wine shows all the joy that Heathcote Shiraz can offer – a cracker and cracking value. Near opaque, this is richly flavoured with chocolate and spices, the merest whiff of white pepper, along with florals, bay leaves and cloves, with mulberries emerging on the palate. Seamless in structure with very fine, soft tannins plus excellent length. This has a decade ahead of it and a case in the cellar will reward.