Heirloom Vineyards Touriga 2020 (McLaren Vale, South Australia) "...rosemary, plum skin, dried tangerine peel..."
Heirloom Vineyards was conceived in vintage 2000, when a young winemaking student caught the eye of a silly old wine judge. A love story ensued inspired by two vows: To preserve the best of tradition, the old world of wine and our unique old vineyards and to champion the best clones of each variety planted in the most appropriate sites embracing the principals of organic farming. Seven long vintages of trial and error passed before Heirloom Vineyards could make a wine that was fine enough to pass on to future generations. That is this wine.
"Capturing the full sweep of fragrant, exotic appeal that touriga brings to fortifieds is no easy task in a table wine like this. To do so in a deep, vibrant purple guise and a frame of dense, crunchy black fruits, all the more noble. Flamboyant, deep and piquant, yet never more than medium bodied, with a sure future set equally by tannin and acidity." - 92 Points, Halliday Wine Companion
"An unbelievable hue of bright violet-blue. Rainbow spectrum indigo and flashes of dark red and purple.Graphite and lead, galvanised iron, fountain pen ink, lavender, rosemary, plum skin, dried tangerine peel, slate and marcos pombalinos granite. A textural encyclopedia in tannins and acids. The front- palate bursts with undiminishing fruit plushness: cranberry, blueberry, boysenberry, mulberry and reduced plums. The acid and the tannins - the latter which are infinitely fine - drive the line and length of this powerful yet friendly red wine. It is beguilingly approachable and yet also savoury. A rewarding and satisfying finish." - winery notes