James Halliday - Top Cellaring Selections June/July 2016. 2012 Hanging Rock Cambrian Rise Heathcote Shiraz
2013 Hanging Rock Cambrian Rise Heathcote Shiraz
RRP $30/ cellar until 2033. 5 Stars
Machine-harvested, 70% crushed, 25% destemmed, (3% whole bunches kept separate), matured in used French and American oak (50/50%) for 18 months. The hue is still very youthful; spice and cracked pepper are the first out of the blocks on the bouquet, the palate responding with savoury tannins wrapped around lively black fruits. Good Stuff 13.5% alc
Robert Ellis - Winemaker
- What can we expect from this wine with age?
We have designed this wine to showcase the Heathcote region as a whole. There are grapes from the warmer end, which give richness and from the cooler end which give structure. This means this wine will age gracefully over time.
- What’s the biggest cellaring mistake people should avoid and why?
Wines biggest enemy is direct sunlight and heat, so store it in the coolest, darkest place in your house (usually under the bed or in a cupboard) . Above the fridge is a big no no.