Heritage Shiraz 2006

Dark plum in the glass with rich aromas of blackberries, cherries, and vanilla that are very inviting.  

After decanting for around an hour, the wine shows intense flavors of dark berries with smooth silky tannins.  This Shiraz is voluptuous with a smooth finish of black pepper and lingering vanilla.  A very elegant Shiraz.  

With plenty of tannin to foster aging, the wine is still not too aggressive to be savored immediately, but will definitely benefit from some more time in the bottle.

Rich in black fruits with a liquorice edge on the nose. An elegant, balanced palate showing intense fruit, with a good, fleshy texture and moderate acidity goes on to finish with hints of white pepper and clove, then a lingering toffee flavor at the end.
A very elegant Shiraz from the Williamson Estate in Dry Creek Valley.

The vineyard consists of Australian Shiraz and French Hermitage clones sustainably farmed to produce low yields of the finest quality fruit.

We harvested at optimum ripeness and took the fruit through several days of pre-fermentation maceration followed by fermentation and then thirty days of post-ferment maceration to encourage the berries to surrender all their flavor.

The wine is made from only free run juice so the delicate flavors were preserved.

French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.
470 cases produces
Color Red
Vintage 2006
Style Red Rhône
Appellation Dry Creek Valley
Varietal Shiraz
Date Bottled 1st Jan 2009
Drinkable 2010 and 2018
Alcohol 14.20%
Bottle Size 750ml