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2017 Heathcote Winery Slaughterhouse Paddock Shiraz

Heathcote, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$49. 99 Bottle
$599.88 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

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From a block planted in '69, all matured in American oak with 30% new. Dark red, faint purple hues. Oak impact is obvious from the get-go, adding a pomade-like note to the spicy black fruit. Spice is presumably driven by 30% whole bunch inclusion. And while ripe, it's not unbalanced in any way. The stems add a fine web of tannin, giving shape and definition. The longer the wine breathes, the better it looks, perhaps a function of the cooler '17 vintage.
94 points
David Bicknell – Halliday Wine Companion