Rating – 3.5/5
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The Donna Review
We had high hopes on this Shiraz as we had previously had an earlier vintage of this which was amazing.
I think we opened this too soon and should have cellared it for a few more years.
But it is a classic Shiraz if a little harsh like the Australian climate. The bouquet is okay – but nothing outstanding.
There is a real harshness to the palate but does have that peppery undertone of a classic Shiraz. But over powering acidness not as good as the 2017 vintage, but could potentially cellar well for future.
Wine Rating: 3/5
Man with no palate Review
This is a really tricky wine. We had a Heathcote Shiraz before but from Mclaren Vale and that was a 2017. This one is from Heathcote and is a 2020.
What I like about this wines is that it is light and I think we should have at least decanted this up to an hour before drinking it. Because the longer it remains in the glass the better it gets. If this had a couple of more years on it we would hope that the acidity would be far more depleted. Therefore I am going to give this one the benefit of doubt.
Wine Rating: 3.5/5
Heathcote Shiraz 2020 Novas Bottle Label Description
The highly regarded grape growing region of Heathcote has an unrivalled reputation in Australia for growing fruit which is full bodied, deep coloured and rich flavoured.
Bright crimson hues lead to aromas of blueberry, cherry, spiced oak and pepper. A full body with blackberry flavours, a touch of chocolate, pepper and dried herbs add to the overall savoury quality, a perfect food-wine.
This Shiraz drinks well now and will reward ageing,