2021 Hennings Heathcote Shiraz
The Hennings vineyard is part of a family owned farm that was established by Henning Rathjen in 1858. He was the first to plant vines in the Heathcote region producing wines up until the 1920’s when the vineyard was eventually abandoned. It wasn’t until 1998 when Daryl Rathjen decided to replant the 30 acre vineyard on the same original site that production started again. Winemakers David and Liam Anderson from Wild Duck Creek are in charge of winemaking so its no surprise that the resultant wines are hefty, super rich examples of Heathcote Shiraz. Maturation took place in French oak, 20% of which was new for a period of 18 months.
Dense and saturated inky black colour with a very deep dark red black hue. Ripe blackberry, liquorice and dark plum scents sail out of the glass trailed by fennel, vanillin cedar and peppered earth notes. The bold palate is awash with opulent blackberry, liquorice, black plum and black cherry fruits which meld into a vanillin cedar, fennel and blackpepper back drop. Lush in its feel with velvet smooth tannins it finishes long and sumptuous.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.