Heathcote fared very well, even though spring rainfall was only one-third of the long-term average. The summer was dry, warm but not extreme; red wines clearly lead the field, with extremely good colours, high natural acidity and bright flavours. Shiraz yielded very well without diminishing its quality. Excellent vintage. Demi is a barrel selection from Syrahmi 2013 Shiraz from the Greenstone Vineyard in Heathcote.
Deep dark crimson and purple in colour.
Intense perfume of lifted Asian spice, ground coffee beans, earth, violets, gun smoke powder and bright red fruits, think wild raspberries and cherries.
The palate shows classic Heathcote ‘terrior’ of savoury dried herbs, spice and black olive paste, very fine tannin, balanced red and dark fruits leading though with a long savoury finish. The acidity of the wine keeps the wine fresh and alive. Drink over the next 5+ years.