2018 Preece Heathcote Shiraz
The Preece Wines collection pay homage to the legacy of Mitchelton’s founding winemaker Colin Preece, also known as one of Australia’s masterful blenders. Embracing the fastidious approach and innovative flair that Colin Preece extolled throughout his highly decorated career, the Mitchelton winemakers’ creatively explore Victoria’s rich and diverse viticultural landscape and some of the best patchwork of exciting sub regions in search of highly expressive sites and the finest quality. Handcrafting a collection of fruit-forward varieties, the contemporary Preece wines herald an exciting new era of wine and viticultural exploration from this iconic Victorian winery.
Tasting Note: Deep red in colour with a distinct purple hue. Intense aromas of dark plums and mulberries with liquorice and chocolate in support. A full and mouth filling palate greets you with flavours of ripe blackberries and liquorice along with dark plum, spice and white pepper. The velvet tannin structure builds on this flavoursome palate. Plush and powerful with restrained elegance.
90 points, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion