Heartland Directors' Cut Shiraz, Langhorne Creek Limestone Coast

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Award Winning Heartland Directors' Cut Shiraz, Langhorne Creek Limestone Coast

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Tasting Note

Platinum Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

The aromas of this young wine are as tempting as they are intoxicating. The depth of black forest fruit is framed by the smooth chocolate and vanilla of judicious oak. Directors’ Cut Shiraz is enhanced by the hints of spice so closely associated with the Langhorne Creek region. The lingering finish foreshadows a wine with many years of potential cellaring ahead…if you can be that patient. If not, enjoy!

— Heartland Wines

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Richly Textured & Full Bodied

  • Heartland Wines

  • Ben Glaetzer

  • Australia

  • South

  • Shiraz / Syrah

  • 2014

  • Can be drunk now but will keep very well

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 14.5%

  • Environmentally Sustainable Viticulture

  • 0.8g/l

  • 6.6g/l

  • Yes

  • 97/100, Platinum Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2018


Variety: Shiraz 100%. Region: Langhorne Creek 68%, Limestone Coast 32%.
Soil: Langhorne Creek: Sandy Loam. Limestone Coast: Grey marl over deep limestone. The fruit for Directors' Cut required special attention to avoid overstress during the final stages of ripening. Adequate canopy cover was essential to minimise the effect of the heat and ensure fruit quality. The fruit for Directors' Cut Shiraz was harvested at night and then crushed into open top stainless steel fermenters. After 24 hours of skin contact the wine was inoculated with a Rhone isolate yeast. Following 7-8 days fermentation on skins and hand-plunging 3 times daily, the wine was transferred to oak (80% French, 20% American) for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then topped and left on lees for 6 months with "battonage" (lees stirring) once a week. The barrels were racked and refilled before a further 8 months maturation prior to bottling.
Maturation vessel: 100% oak. Age of vines: 25-30 years (Langhorne Creek) 16-18 years (Limestone Coast). Vineyard yields: 3.6 tonnes/ha (1.5 tons/acre). Cellaring potential: 6-10 years.

Food Recommendation

A barbecued rib-eye with a fiery smoky Texan ranch marinade is a fine choice.


  • 97/100 - Savoury juicy seductive dark fruits on the nose, the palate has long and luscious savoury cedar wood, vanilla and coconut complexity to the vibrant fresh red fruit, delicious touch of vanilla in the finish.

    • Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
    • Platinum Medal
  • When this first appeared a few years back it was astonishing stuff, reeking of lime zest and eucalyptus ripping through blackcurrant fruit of almost painful intensity. That was when most of the fruit came from a new vineyard called Wirrega, in the middle of nowhere except eucalyptus forest. Now, most of the fruit comes from Langhorne Creek, just south of McLaren Vale, and the character has changed. That blast of lime and eucalyptus has given way to something much softer, lusher, more soothing in character. That’s what Langhorne Creek is famous for – the ability to ripen grapes to a succulent concentration of richness without going troppo. This is a caressing mouthful of fudge and chocolate, vanilla and coconut cream all draped around a fine sweet core of ripe black plum and brazil nuttiness.

    • 250 Best Wines
    • Oz Clarke

Customer Reviews

  • Deeply delicious

    Fantastic wine, lots of depth and layers of flavour! A big wine but a complex one.

    • 11111 Quality
    • 11110 Value for money

    Review by Jason (Posted on 19/11/2018)

  • Almost one dimensional

    A Platinum medal is a surprise. I could not detect the flavour layers that Oz Clarke and Decanter describe. I got vanilla and dark ripe fruit bouquet and it certainly is soft and smooth with some subtlety, but whilst it is pleasingly round, for me, there are much more interesting wines to be had for the same price and less with GWW.

    • 11100 Quality
    • 11100 Value for money

    Review by Wendy (Posted on 17/11/2018)

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