Situated just north of Melbourne, Heathcote is marked by ancient Cambrian earth, which is a rich, volcanic soil. This is what makes the area renowned for its shiraz grapes.
The 2007 Culled Barrel Shiraz poured a dark ruby red colour, full of promise for juicy ripe fruits on the palate. The nose consisted of aniseed and ripe plum and was just a delight to inhale. Peppery and spicy on the palate which underpinned over-ripe blackberries made this a fantastic drop with dinner.
This was really a fantastic wine at a brilliant price, and is a great step towards Tatiarra's higher tiered labels, the Caravan of Dreams and Cambrian Shiraz.