Wild Duck Creek Reserve Shiraz 2006

Heathcote
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97 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)

The 2006 Shiraz Reserve was aged in 100% new French oak for 24 months. The nose delivers wood smoke, meat, game, pencil lead, black cherry, blueberry, and licorice notes. Voluptuous and mouth-coating, it conceals enough structure for another 6-8 years of development in the cellar. This lengthy, impressive effort will offer peak drinking from 2014 to 2030.

Taste & Aroma

Score:97

The 2006 Shiraz Reserve was aged in 100% new French oak for 24 months. The nose delivers wood smoke, meat, game, pencil lead, black cherry, blueberry, and licorice notes. Voluptuous and mouth-coating, it conceals enough structure for another 6-8 years of development in the cellar. This lengthy, impressive effort will offer peak drinking from 2014 to 2030.

David “Duck” Anderson continues to lead the way in Heathcote. All of his wines come from estate vineyards with yields of under 1.5 tons of fruit per acre.

Jay Miller on Feb 1st, 2009

Producer

David and Diana Anderson first planted vines in their family-run Heathcote estate Wild Duck Creek Estate in 1974. Today, the total area under vine totals some 15 ha that are dedicated to Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon that have helped them achieve cult status in the eyes of many. Their first commercial release was in 1991 and things have only got better with the couple now joined by their son, Liam who is going full steam ahead with biodynamic practices in the vineyard.

In the winery, traditional winemaking techniques are the status quo with winemakers, David and Liam choosing to use open top fermenters, basket presses and the finest French barrels and American hogsheads for extended ageing. Produced only in exceptional years, the Reserve Shiraz uses fruit predominantly from the Original Vineyard that has been barrel aged and then selected for the final blend after extensive tasting. A blockbuster with high alcohol, its richness is seamlessly balanced by moderating acidity and ripe tannins, which prevent it from becoming or syrupy. The Springflat Shiraz comes from a small 1ha site planted in 1988 that yields just over 20,000 bottles annually. After maturing in French and American oak barrel for a year or more, the wine is bottled unfiltered for maximum flavour expression that results in a deeply coloured, sweet-fruited red with an intense concentration that finishes long. Renowned American wine critic, Robert Parker regularly awards these wines 90 points or more.

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Region

Situated due North of Australia’s capital, Melbourne, the Heathcote region sits nestled between the Goulburn Valley and Bendigo region, in Central Victoria. Wine from this region stands out due to the perfect combination of warm climates and cool, southerly winds mixed with its ancient rich, red Cambrian soil. The region has become renowned in recent years for its Shiraz, which tends to be complex yet well-balanced. As well as Shiraz, the other red varieties such as Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon do well here, with whites such as Viognier and Chardonnay becoming increasing popular. From the Heathcote region, we have a selection of wine from two of its best wineries, Wild Duck Creek and Tatiarra.

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