Shiraz 'Masterclass' 3-pack
Shiraz 'Masterclass' 3-pack
1 x Bindi Pyrette Shiraz, Heathcote
1 x Head ‘The Blonde’ Shiraz, Barossa Valley
1 x Yves Cuilleron Cavanos Syrah, Saint-Joseph, Northern Rhône
Shiraz 'Masterclass’ 3-pack
Bindi Pyrette Shiraz, Heathcote
Michael Dhillon of Bindi is best known for producing some of Australia’s greatest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the cool heights of the Macedon Ranges. Unbeknownst to many, Bindi also produce serious Shiraz out of a small parcel of vines from a vineyard in Heathcote, planted on deep red Cambrian soils that the region is renowned for. The vineyard is scattered with ‘buckshot’ - an ironstone and quartz gravel that is thought to contribute to the flavour profile that Heathcote is known for. The wine is a structured and elegant expression of the region; while still possessing the richness and density that Heathcote is known for, it also retains an excellent line of acidity and an underlying minerality that carries beautifully through to the finish.
Head ‘The Blonde’ Shiraz, Barossa Valley
One of our favourite producers from the Barossa Valley, Alex Head’s wines speak of regionality and vineyard expression, drawing inspiration from the soils and aspects of the Rhone Valley in France. The Blonde is grown on a vineyard site in the Barossa Valley’s famed Stonewell sub-region, and is so named in homage to the Blonde soils of the Rhône Valley’s legendary Côte-Rôtie – grey sands contribute to the soil profile. A perfumed and seductive wine, blueberries, plums and dark chocolate notes continue to the plush palate, that is deftly framed with soft tannins, with a density and richness that is classic to the region, while still retaining a freshness and verve to it. Drinks beautifully now but will continue to improve in the cellar with time.
Yves Cuilleron Cavanos Syrah, Saint-Joseph, Northern Rhône
Located in Cavanos, situated on the border of Condrieu at the northern tip of Saint-Joseph. Saint-Joseph, which is a long, skinny region running the eastern length of the Northern Rhône, has long been considered subpar compared to its more prestigious neighbours, due to the majority of its vineyard sites located on flatlands. The northern tip of the region however, resembles the craggy, steep and jagged teeth of Condrieu and Cote-Rôtie, and benefits from the same soils, altitude and climactic factors that make these regions so famed. The 2015 vintage in the Northern Rhône was utterly superb, and the Cavanos is a powerhouse of a wine. With a silken touch, it slowly reveals its concentration and power with decadent layers of baking spices, cured meats, black cherry, blood plum, black pepper and dried thyme. To drink or to keep, that is the question – because this beautiful wine will reward either choice.