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
91/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Steven Creber
"The familiar liquorice aroma of Langhorne Creek shiraz is the introduction to the bouquet here, followed by toasty oak, Asian spice and black fruit, roughly in that order. Velvety in texture, sweet-fruited and generous in flavour, it's an attractive package, although (to be picky) you can't help feeling that there could be more depth and complexity to it overall." Drink by 2032
Winemaker notes on current 2014 vintage
"The raw power of the 2014 vintage is on display in this full throttle, rich and intense vintage of Directors’ Cut. The aromas of this young wine are as tempting as they are intoxicating. The depth of black forest fruit is framed by the smooth chocolate and vanilla of judicious oak. Directors’ Cut Shiraz is enhanced by the hints of spice so closely associated with the Langhorne Creek region. The lingering finish foreshadows a wine with many years of potential cellaring ahead…if you can be that patient. If not, enjoy!"
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