The Hanging Rock Winery sources grapes from many parts of Victoria. Many of the vineyards are in areas that were the focus of the gold rush of the mid to late 19th century. 'Rich Reef' refers to the quartz reefs which were used to track gold deposits in mines.
The fruit for this wine comes from the Heathcote, Bendigo & Sunbury regions, all of which are renouned for producing top quality Shiraz.
Colour: Rich, plum colour with a purple hue.
Nose: Vibrant, uplifted, ripe berry aromas with hints of chocolate and all spice.
Cellaring: The wine will benefit from medium term cellaring.
Palate: Rich, ripe, generous wine. It has a soft, round texture with robust tannins which adds structure and depth to the wine.
Reviews & Awards:
Halliday Wine Awards 2021- 90 points
A meld of fruit across Victorian regions Heathcote, Bendigo and Sunbury, this rich red was raised in a combination of French and American wood. The result is sumptuous, if very ripe: violet scents segue to black fruit allusions bound to liquorice, clove and mace, with a peppery plume of acidity doused in kirsch, serving as the punctuation across the finish.