Heydon Estate held its fifth annual vertical tasting last Sunday (a Gourmet Escape fringe event). Guests swirled and savoured six vintages of The Willow Chardonnay – looking at 2009 through to 2014 vintages.
The earlier vintages were starting to show more developed stone fruit and tropical fruit characters, layered with delicious nutty, honeyed notes, whilst still showing impressive freshness; a testament to just how well our flagship Chardonnay can age.
We enjoyed cool yet sunny conditions, perfect for a lazy afternoon tasting alongside our vines, whilst enjoying the dulcet tones of local jazz singer Cassandra Charlick. Thanks to all those who attended and supported this annual event!
(23 November, 2017)
Awarded to Heydon Estate W.G. Grace Cabernet Sauvignon
We are thrilled to announce that Heydon Estate was awarded the prestigious Langton’s Trophy for Best Wine of Provenance for the W.G. Grace Cabernet Sauvignon at the Margaret River Wine Show Gala Dinner last Thursday.
This trophy is awarded to the top performing set of three wines of the same label across three different vintages. The first wine must be a current vintage, the second wine must be 5-7 years older and the third wine 8+ years older. Heydon Estate’s winning set comprised the 2014, 2008 and 2005 vintages of the W.G. Grace Cabernet Sauvignon. We are honoured to accept this very special accolade and believe that it confirms Heydon Estate’s status as one of the most consistent, top performing producers of quality Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon. We’d also like to acknowledge the extraordinary talents of our winemaker, Mark Messenger, without which this trophy would not have been possible.
Our current vintage on sale is the 2012:
• $75 per 750mL bottle, available online.
• $60 per 750mL bottle for Cellar Club members only.
• $180 per 1500mL magnum, available by special order.
Contact Mary on 0408 593 778 or by email for special orders.
(6 November, 2017)