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2007 Heytesbury

Heytesbury is a barrel selection of the finest parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec from the 2007 vintage. The Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend is supplemented with small portions of Malbec and Petit Verdot, which are distinctly perfumed, flavoured and structured. Both complement the restrained power of Cabernet Sauvignon.



Tasting Notes
Colour Deep, dark maroon with a black and purple hue. Nose Fragrant and extremely complex with great concentration, leading with blackberry and blackcurrant and hints of orange and cranberries. These classical Cabernet characters are perpetuated by an exotic mix of violets, jasmine, orange and spice, contributed by the Petit Verdot and Malbec, and a lashing of dark chocolate with feint hints of coffee and mocha. Palate The palate is a powerhouse of cassis, dark berries, hints of orange and exquisite cinnamon, complemented by chocolate and savoury spice donated by some wonderful French oak. This full bodied wine, whilst young and tight, shows lovely balance of fruit weight, fresh acidity and dry, intense back palate tannins.
Winemaker Notes
Winemaker's notes We find our strongest, most characteristic and stylistically suitable Cabernet, Malbec and Petit Verdot parcels come from the northern end of the Margaret River appellation. These parcels are grown mostly on gravel loam within 8km of the coast. Here, the sea breeze provides a cooling effect on the fruit keeping it vibrant with varietal definition, while the sun shines beautifully to ripen fruit to its full potential. All batches were meticulously handled and given 18 months maturation in French oak barriques. Exhaustive trial blending then ensued, resulting in a wine of true quality and a proud representation of our vineyards, people and practices.
Production Notes
Varietals: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 13% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %
Cellaring Potential:
Drinks beautifully now, will reward cellaring over next 10 - 15 years.
Harvest Date
March 2007
100% French Oak (92% new and 8% old) 18 months
6.9 g/L
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
0.62 g/L
Bottling Date
January 2009
Vintage Notes

Vintage Description

A dry, warm spring then summer created a compact and action-packed vintage. Ripening of all varieties occurred up to two weeks earlier than previous years recorded and onces the fruit began rolling in it didn't stop. There was no distinguishable break between white and red varieties. Each variety displayed a depth of aroma and density of palate.


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    Jancis Robinson.com

    Barrel selection. 1995 was first vintage of this wine. From 2007 it included some Petit Verdot and some Malbec, and the percentage of new oak barrels ranged from 70 to 90. Intense cassis but also a little bit bloody on the nose. Very mineral. Very fluid, fine tannins. Scented with dark fruit on the mid palate. Full fruited and the tannins now rounded. Sweet mulberry flavour, perhaps from the Malbec. Lots of grippy but fine tannins. Smoky as it opens in the glass. Chewy. Seems to lack the refinement of some of the younger vintages tasted in this line-up. Drink 2012-2017