2014 Seraphim Heathcote Shiraz

Sam Scapari may not be the most widely known of winemakers in Australia but you really need to find his wines and try them.  He knows what he’s doing and he knows how to treat good fruit.

I have tried his 2012 Cabernet and that was enough for me to keep in contact with the man himself so I know when he is releasing his new wines.  This was one I had to get my mitts on.

As we all know Heathcote shiraz is certainly making it’s mark on the Australian shiraz scene and there are a few of the big players of the industry buying fruit and proudly displaying ‘Heathcote’ on the label.  This wine makes a considerable contribution to the regions reputation.

I liked how it has the Heathcote white pepper character but it didn’t dominate the (plenty of) black fruit characters in this medium body wine.  There was blue fruit on the mid palate as well (my wife’s description and I have to agree) that adds some length.  The tannins, soft and a bit juicy.  It’s a “more-of-that-please” type of wine and, with the winter season officially starting today, I may have to get some “more-of-that-please Sam”.

To purchase this wine, email Sam at seraphim wines@gmail.com

Region: Heathcote     Price: $25     Source: Direct from Seraphim


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