New Release Icon Reds Just in Time for Winter

Winter is coming … and we have just what The Doc ordered to help us see it out! Our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon W.G. Grace 2013, 96 points James Halliday, is now released. Along with this a very limited release of The Doc Petit Verdot 2015, only available online and at our Cellar Door.

The W.G. Grace 2013 continues the long lineage of fine Cabernet Sauvignon from the Estate, as reflected by James Halliday. This vintage shows seductive aromas of classic cassis and mulberry with an elegant savoury note, and once again subtle fresh herbal hints backed with tobacco and fine leather. The complex palate is redolent of dried red and blue fruits intermingled with couverture chocolate, black olive and the characteristic graphite-like minerality. The palate is long and balanced, with the acidity driving this wine. Demonstrating great depth of fruit intensity, along with a soft, velvety and well integrated tannin profile.

Pair this Cabernet with a rich aged cheddar, Pasta al Ragù and dry aged beef.

Download our tasting notes for full details.

The Doc Petit Verdot 2015 leads in with a lifted bouquet, revealing fruits of the forest and violet, accompanied by earthy savoury characters, aniseed and mocha. On the palate, cassis and red fruits, particularly vibrant raspberry, take centre stage. In its youth this wine still shows some powerful tannin, albeit in a velvet glove. As the wine opens, layers of savoury complexity reveal charcuterie, earth, spice, and chalky minerality. The wine finishes with impressive length and notes of cedary oak and dark bitter cocoa.

We think this will be delicious with classic charcuterie, Italian sausage with soft polenta and standing rib roast.

Here are the full tasting notes for you to download.

(24 May, 2018)

Gold Medals for The Willow at International Wine Challenge

International Wine Challenge 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Heydon Estate’s The Willow Chardonnays 2014 and 2016 have been awarded Gold Medals and 95 points each at the International Wine Challenge, held in London. These highly awarded wines continue to receive global recognition, click here for the full list of past vintage awards and reviews. Read the judges tasting notes below: 

The Willow Chardonnay 2014

“Complex with aromas of honeysuckle, preserved lemon, toasted hazlenut; flavours that sing in harmony with peach, apricot, waxy lemon. Beautifully poised.”

The Willow Chardonnay 2016

“Open and generous with bright, tropical fruit, lemon balm and baked cheesecake. Honest delivery with subtlety and depth.”

The Willow Chardonnay 2014 is available for purchase at $60/bottle (Cellar Club members $48/bottle). Limited stocks are available.

(11 May, 2018)