The Heathcote region in Australian in gaining recognition for having some of the best soil for growing Shiraz in all of Australia. The vineyards in the area are planted on soils formed from the weathering of Cambrian period rock that is over five hundred million years old. The Shiraz produced in this region are generally very deep in color with ripe black fruits. Even the world renowned Michel Chapoutier has invested in vineyards in the Heathcote area with a wine he calls Cambrien which sells for $60.
We discovered a great little value, the 2008 Cooralook Shiraz from the Heathcote region. It scored 90 points in both the Wine Spectator and the Wine Advocate. It was also the Wine Spectator’s daily pick for the $15-30 range on May 17th, 2011.
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Lisa Perrotti Brown Wine Advocate 90 Points-- The 2008 Shiraz gives a deep garnet-purple color and aromas of warm blackberries, black raspberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cumin seeds, plus a whiff of star anise. Crisp acid and a medium level of rounded tannins structure the generously fruited, full bodied palate, giving a long harmonious finish. It is ideal for drinking now if you enjoy primary freshness, or cellar to 2016 for a less fruity, spicier expression.
Wine Spectator 90 Points-- Supple in texture and generous in flavor, with cherry and spice notes playing against mineral character as the medium-weight finish folds them all together. Drink now through 2016. 10,000 cases made. -HS
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