2021 Bull Lane Heathcote Shiraz
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2021 Bull Lane Heathcote Shiraz

Heathcote, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$27. 99
$335.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Simon Osicka (of Heathcote's longest running producer Paul Osicka) started Bull Lane Wine Company with his partner Alison Phillips in 2011. Simon has made wine both in Australia as well as France, Germany, Italy and Canada whilst Alison has extensive viticultural experience both in Australia and the United States.
Fruit is sourced from 8 rows from a single vineyard on the eastern side of the Mt Camel Range.  This part of the vineyard is located half way up the hill where the red soil in less deep, which naturally reduces the yield. 
Dense black as night heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Elevated scents of dark plum, liquorice and blackberry fill the nostrils with hints of choc mint, vanillin oak and spicy earth also evident. Rich succulent blackberry, liquorice, dark plum and dark chocolate flavours engulf the full bodied palate. Subtlety toasted vanillin oak, earthy fennel and spice characters lie underneath. Plush and opulently textured it possesses velvet smooth tannins and concludes long, deeply fruited and seductive.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews....
Very Australian aromatically, with red pastilles, peppermint after-dinner mint and menthol notes. Yet the tannins are svelte and plush, conferring class and an element of impressive refinement to what initially comes across as a burly, four-square wine. With that in mind, this is a large-framed wine of two parts: the Aussie attack and the burlesque finish, all satin velour and linger. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
94 points