Owner and winemaker Ben Glaetzer’s work in Langhorne Creek is one of the most exciting stories in Australia today. Heartland Wines came out of a lunch in 1999 between Ben and three friends, and a fear that rather than expressing the diversity of sites and rich history of the country, Australian wines were heading in a generic, commercial direction. Ben had grown excited at older, high quality vineyards he had seen in the cool-climate Langhorne Creek area, Australia’s oldest settled wine region, one hour south of Adelaide and southeast of McLaren Vale. With a temperature summation approximately equivalent to Alsace, the best Langhorne Creek vineyards benefit from very cool nights that offset warm days, with temperature swings that can reach nearly 40 degrees within a day. The Heartland Wines from Langhorne Creek display the originality and appeal of the area’s regional and varietal characteristics – they are food-friendly, balanced wines offering tremendous value.
What The Critics Say
95/100 James Halliday
"First release of a Directors' Cut Cabernet Sauvignon. It pulls the curtain on fruit and oak flavour of excellent dimension. Blackcurrant, eucalypt, cedar wood and toast. The flavours come at you in dry, tight, fine-grained waves. The word succulent keeps springing to mind."
93/100 Campbell Mattison
"The first release of a Heartland Directors' Cut Cabernet Sauvignon. The increase in price (over the 'standard' Heartland cabernet) comes with an increase in oak; this was matured in all new French and American oak. It's seductive. Indeed it's a perfect example of the joys of Langhorne cabernet.Soft, succulently fruited, swimming in toasty, cedary oak but the fruit is up to it. Blackcurrant and eucalypt and plenty of both. Fine-grained tannin. Bang on. Drink 2015 - 2024."
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