2003 Cambrian Rise Heathcote Shiraz - 4.5 out of 5 - Paddy Kendler Melbourne Herald-Sun
Winemaker John Ellis at Hanging Rock was one of the pioneer promoters of Heathcote Shiraz, which has become estrablished as one of Victoria's leading red wines and has a growing national and international reputation.
His Heathcote Shiraz 03 ($60) is a monumental wine with a big future;
the 03 Rowbottoms Heathcote Shiraz ($33) is less imposing in weight and complexity but undeniably appealing.
The 03 Cambrian Rise ($27) is also impressive with its rich blackberry and plum fruit flavours bolstered by firm tannins. As an introduction to the potential of shiraz in this region, it is the ideal starting point.