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The 2001 vintage was again very good in Heathcote, producing another typical example of this wine ie sweet red berries and spices on the nose and palate with an almost thick, tongue coating viscosity and lovely rounded tannins. As usual, approachable from now on, particularly if decanted, but long cellaring will reward. 14.5% alc/vol.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - August 2007
Medium deep colour. Intense liquorice/ black cherry aromas with some mint nuances. Black cherry/ licquorice flavours with some brambly notes, firm dry sappy assertive tannins, but nice core of fruit sweetness. Alcoholic/ tannin kick at the finish. 2010-2025. 85 points
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 17th August 2012
Medium deep crimson. Fragrant redcurrant, sage, herb garden aromas. Well concentrated red currant, sage, leafy flavours and plentiful gritty tannins. Finishes very firm and dry. Quite muscular and impenetrable. 2014 - 2030 - 86 points.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 8th August 2017
Medium deep crimson. Lifted roasted coffee, red cherry, sage/ mint aromas. Well balanced wine with inky red cherry flavours, fine looseknit graphite tannins, underlying savoury oak and linear acidity. Finishes long and sweet. Bouyant and fresh. 14.5% Alc 90 points Now – 2030