Heirloom Vineyards is a venture of Zar and Elena Brooks, 'the lofty aim of which is to preserve the best of tradition, the old world of wine, the unique old vineyards of South Australia and to champion the best clones of each variety, embracing the principals of organic and biodynamic farming' - James Halliday 2011.
Halliday named Heirloom as one of the best new vineyards in Australia in 2011.
Intense purple in colour this wine has a remarkable concentration of spicy black fruits on the nose. Chalky tannins are evident on the soft but structured palate which is fruit-forward in style with juicy blackberry fruit complemented by dark chocolate.
Big - but suitably balanced. Compare this to a Barossa from the supermarket and there is a world of difference.