2014 Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz
$25.00 / bottle
MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator (USA)
90 Points - Black cherry and savory notes have rosemary and sage accents, with fresh, vibrant acidity and tannins that firm up on the finish. Shows good intensity and follow-through. Drink now through 2026.
National Liquor News
91 Points - Big Shiraz, pleasantly acidic finish, great fruit and very juicy. Good oak. Ripe, round and a decent hit of oak that remains balanced.
4 stars out of 5 - Dark, deep, black-hued red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The bouquet has aromas of complex, savoury earth-infused dark raspberry fruit and liquorice elements melded with nutty oak and suggestions of corruption and reduction. Full-bodied, the palate is well-proportioned with bright, lively and vibrant flavours of dark raspberries with plum and liquorice, complexed by cedar and mineral flavours. The mouthfeel is fresh, enlivened by bright acidity, and the fruit is underlined by fine-grained tannins lending a brisk, sinewy palate line. The wine carries to an elegant, lingering raspberry and earthy flavoured finish. This is a well-proportioned, vibrant and sweet-fruited Shiraz with raspberry, plum and liquorice flavours and savoury, earthy and mineral notes on a lively, sinewy palate. Match with lamb, beef, venison and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 5-6+ years. Fruit from Heathcote, Victoria, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 24 month in 10% new French oak.
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