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Heydon Estate Sledge 2014
- Brand: Heydon Estate
- SKU: he-s-2014
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Hand plunged in a small open top fermenter; a total of 8 days on skins to promote good extraction and structural development.
Ageing: Matured for 18 months in oak.
Barrels: French and American oak barrels, 45% new and 55% second use.
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A complex and engaging bouquet of cherry, blueberry and salted plum is accompanied by hints of cinnamon, tobacco and white pepper. On the palate dark cherry, raspberry and blackberry characters are supported by a rich, yet textural structure of fine silky tannins. Dark chocolate, espresso and spice flavours contribute to an impressive lingering finish.
Cellaring Potential: 15-20 years
Serving Temperature: 15-18°C
Food Pairing: Hard cheeses (Manchego), charcuterie and grilled lamb with Middle Eastern spices.
Soil: Ironstone gravels, sand and clay
Vine Age: 19 years
Yield: 4.6 tonne per hectare
Harvest: 11th March at 13.8 Baumé
Variety: 97% Shiraz and 3% Viognier
Alcohol: 14.3% pH: 3.66 Total Acidity: 6.00 g/L Residual Sugar: Dry <0.5 g/L
Awards & Reviews
2014 VINTAGE: 92 points
Ned Goodwin MW
Halliday Wine Companion, August 2017
“This has Margaret River written all over it with its sinewy tannins, pepper grind nose and
expansive blue fruited palate, flecked with anise, clove and mint. Some dusty oak sits atop the fruit
awaiting time and resolution. A dollop of viognier sets the colour and gives some lift.” Drink by
95 points Campbell Mattinson Halliday Wine Companion, October 2016
95 points Ray Jordan WA Wine Guide 2017
5 stars Huon Hooke The Real Review
SILVER Judging Panel International Wine Challenge 2017
94 points James Halliday Halliday Wine Companion, August 2016
94 points Ray Jordan WA Wine Guide 2016
SILVER Judging Panel Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
95 points James Halliday Halliday Wine Companion, July 2014