James Halliday - Top Cellaring Selections June/July 2016. 2012 Hanging Rock Heathcote Shiraz
2012 Hanging Rock Heathcote Shiraz
RRP $75/ cellar until 2037. 5 Stars
Hand-picked, 50% crushed, 50% destemmed, wild and cultured yeast, 30 days post-ferment maceration. A wine with a distinguished track record, and had a ball in the '12 vintage. Full to the brim with luscious black cherry, blackberry and blueberry fruits, mouthfilling and succlent, Best of all the finely articulated and fresh finish. 14.3% alc.
Robert Ellis - Winemaker
- What can we expect from this wine with age?
The ancient Cambrian soil in Heathcote is something really special. We naturally get wines that have structure, power and elegance. This makes them easy to drink as young wines but will greatly reward those with patience .
- What’s the biggest cellaring mistake people should avoid and why?
I often say that wine can tolerate more than you think when it comes to cellaring… but when you are putting a wine down for decades a few degrees warmer or cooler will have an impact on shelf life.