VIGNERON GEORGE HEYDON’S COMMENTS
The wine displays an exquisite, deep brick red and purple colour.
The bouquet is typically complex. Blackberry, cassis and herbal elements are prominent, bay leaf integrates with alluring perfumes of fresh violets. Minerality, fine iron filing and cigar box notes exude depth.
The palate is long and balanced with the fruit intensity perfectly structured and integrated with the fine smooth tannins.
Another fine cabernet in a long linage from the Estate. The drinking window now ajar, in line with winery regime of bottle ageing prior to release.
Heydon Estate wines are the product of our aged single vineyard estate, located in the prestigious Wilyabrup sub-region in the heart of the Margaret River appellation.
As customary, this wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our prized old Cabernet vines planted in 1988 and known as A BLOCK. These vines are dry grown, affording maximum concentration of flavours.
The 2009 vintage was low yielding following adverse weather during the Spring months. The ripening period was however, warm and even, ideal for full flavour development and silky tannins of our reds. Our deep-rooted old vines never stress.
2009 was a stunning vintage for Margaret River appellation Cabernet.
Region : Margaret River wineries,
State : Western Australia,
Wine Guide 2016
A high-class cabernet released when it’s starting to achieve some of its best drinking. Has a lovely spicy leathery aroma working with the primary blackcurrant and edgy black olive characters. The palate is based on firm ripe tannins and some well-weighted oak supporting the intensely concentrated fruit. CELLAR 10 years