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
94/100 James Halliday
"Thick oak and thick dark fruit. Shoot first, ask questions later. Coconut, chocolate, mint and toast notes are slathered on saturated blackberry and plum. Tannin is not impeccable but it roars through the wine with impressive force. Big-boned, big-bodied wine."
90/100 Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown
"Medium to deep garnet colored with a hint of purple, the 2012 Director’s Cut Shiraz opens with aromas of warm mulberries, baked plums and blackberry preserves with hints of aniseed, sandalwood and baking spices. Full-bodied with plenty of mouth-filling blackberry and baking spice flavors it has a medium level of velvety tannins and a lively acid lift through the long finish. Drink it now to 2019."
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