2014 Betelgeuse Heathcote Shiraz
Matured for 20 months in old French oak. Opaque dark red black colour with a dark red hue. Aromas of dark cherries and red liquorice are overlaid by some leathery notes with earthy vanillin cedar and spicy herbs following on. Medium bodied, quite lean and lacking in both richness and depth the palate is flavoured with spicy dark cherries, red liquorice, saddle leather, earthy cedar and spicy herb characters. Dry finish with slightly chalky tannins and bright acidity. Short earthy leather, dark cherry, spicy vanillin cedar and dried herb aftertaste.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.