2016 Heartland Langhorne Creek Directors Cut Cabernet Sauvignon
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 Q Wine Reveiws
"Cabernet from Langhorne Creek with the tasty factor dialed up. Varietal traits launch themselves at you - dark fruit and berries, tomato leaf, dried herbs, licks of spice and a faint tickle of mint. Generous through the mouth, it's layered on thick. The finish is persistent with touches of spice for good measure. Nice one. Drink now to ten years."
91/100 James Halliday (2013 vintage)
"Initial cold soak, then open-fermented, plunged three times daily for 7 days, matured for 14 months in new French and American hogsheads. A wine that will please most, but not all; Langhorne Creek cabernet's soft tannins mean discretion where oak is needed, saving money while making an even better wine."
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