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2015 Tatiarra Caravan of Dreams Shiraz Pressings

Heathcote, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$69. 99
$839.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2023-2028)
ABV: 15.5%
Closure: Stelvin

The Caravan of Dreams takes its name from the aspirations of the vineyard's founder, Bill Hepburn, who in the early 1990's planted the original Tatiarra block consisting of ten acres of Shiraz vines. The early years of preparing the soil and planting the vineyard were difficult, with the only accommodation on the site being a caravan and a 'thunderbox'. However, when the cold winters in the caravan proved to be a strain on his health Bill Hepburn passed the dream onto Tatiarra.

A Formidable Heathcote Shiraz.

Impenetrable midnight black heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Soaring out of the glass are heady aromatics of dark plum, blackberry and liquorice trailed by some vanillin oak, scorched earth, hints of mocha and blackpepper. Enormously concentrated and seductively rich, this powerhouse Heathcote Shiraz engulfs the palate with mouth coating blackberry, liquorice and dark plum fruits. Lending a muscular feel to the otherwise opulent texture is a sturdy tannin structure. Scorched earth, vanillin oak, subtle leather and spicy blackpepper characters ensue. Concludes exceptionally long and lusciously fruited yet robust.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 15.5%