Tar & Roses Shiraz 2018

Size: 750

About This Wine

High praise comes in far and wide for this Heathcote Shiraz. It’s typical of the region showing bold mulberry, blood plum and anise aromas alongside a palate that’s broad and savoury with hints of chocolate, strawberries, fresh earthiness and sage. It’s juicy, well balanced and full of fine tannins. Sensational value too! A great partner for salt crusted eye fillet.

Prunes, blood plums, liquorice and roasted beetroot on the palate. Supportive tannin, well balanced with a long lingering finish.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Shiraz/Syrah
Country Australia
Region Heathcote
Brand Tar & Rosés
Vintage 2018

Heathcote Wines

The Heathcote wine region in central Victoria is well known for its excellent red wines, most notably Shiraz. Heathcote reds are defined by their inky depth of colour, and deep, dark complex fruit flavours. This is combined with well balanced tannins and acid that help to give the wines great cellaring potential.

All this is made possible by the terroir. The Heathcote region sits at between 160m and 380m elevation with a temperate climate of even rainfall. The soils are rich in calcium red soils made up of “greenstone”. These soils are prized for their water retention capabilities allowing them to drain freely but still hold enough water throughout the growing season. The grapes that result are small and concentred which in turn make rich concentrated wines.

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The Wine Front – Easy shiraz to like. Well flavoured, a bit of spunk, fresh fruit and just generally more-ish. Black cherries, plums, peppercorns and vanilla. A slip of creaminess but really it’s the fruit holding the floor. One glass and you’re definitely up for a second. Lick of anise doesn’t hurt either. Good stuff.

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