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Our Wines

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  • 2007 Barnadown Run Heathcote Sparkling Shiraz

Crisp and dry; this wine shows some earthy characters through big sweet berry fruits. Bottle fermented in the traditional Champanoise method. This wine makes an excellent aperitif.

  • 2012 Barnadown Run Heathcote Sparkling Viognier

Pale citrus in colour, the nose displays pears with a touch of candy. Made using the 'Method Champanoise" method, the bubbles are small and effervescent and the palate displays citrus, pears and Fuji apples. A refreshing fun wine that is good to drink now.

  • 2012 Barnadown Run Heathcote Viognier

Vibrant with a greeny tinge of Spinifex in colour and cumquats and honeysuckle on the nose, the palate is crisp, fruity and dry with high acidity showing citrus, peaches and orange rind. Abundant in flavour with lots of length.

  • 2011 Barnadown Run Heathcote Rose'

Salmon Pink in colour, the nose is perfumed with rose petals and spicy notes; the mouth is full and tight with red fruits, raspberries and machino cherries. Good flavour, good balance and good attitude. Good drinking now to five years.

  • 2013 Barnadown Run Heathcote Wildfire Shiraz

A fresh young wine that is deep brick in colour with a vibrant crimson hue; the nose has lifted aromas of cherries and cigar box. The palate is infused with a vibrant fruit hit of cherries and red currants and the wine finishes with the underlying French oak tannins which predominate throughout its lenght. A brave new world wine which is exciting and young.

  • 2010 Barnadown Run Heathcote Merlot

Strong crimson-purple with a bright crimson hue; the nose has notes of straw, sweet ripe red fruits, plums and mocha with a hint of marzipan; the palate has brilliant up-front fruit, a rich structure, plumy/cherry/red fruit characters mixed with dried herbs and liquorice. With sharpness on the front palate this wine is full weighted, both powerful and elegant and needs time in the cellar for ultimate drinking.

  • 2012 Barnadown Run Heathcote White Lanyard Cabernet

Bricky purple in colour with a vibrant crimson hue; the nose has aromas of cedar, saddle leather, black fruits, liquorice and a touch of mint; the palate has a big mouth-feel, with acidity and berry fruits on the front tongue; luscious fine grain tannins on the finish and intense black fruits, plums and Bavarian black cherries on the middle palate.Approachable and complex, this wine sould be cellared for ultimate drinking.

  • 2010 Barnadown Run Heathcote Jean's Block Shiraz

Deep purple in colour with a vibrant dark purple hue; the nose displays plums, earth and forest floor with aromas of leather, spice and mocha; the palate is grippy with intense red fruit flavours of blood plums and dark cherries, opulent amounts of spice and pepper, dusty and earthy with an elegant style. This is a typical robust Heathcote Shiraz which will improve with further cellaring.

  • 2010 Barnadown Run Heathcote Cascabel Shiraz

Brick-purple in colour with a bright crimson hue, the nose displays plums, fennel, dusty earth characters and vanillin; the palate is sharp with lifted berry fruits, cherries and plums, the mouth-feel is intense with grip and amazing length and flavour; this new premium Shiraz is at the top end of our stable of wines. With additional pressings we have made a wine which is robust enough to withstand the passage of time. Cellar for 10 - 15 years.

  • 2007 Barnadown Run Heathcote Henry Bennett's Voluptuary

The flagship wine of the fleet, composed of 60% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet, 7.5% Merlot and 7.5% Malbec, the Henry Bennett’s was made from late picked fruit with the extra addition of Shiraz and Cabernet pressings. The nose displays cedar, tobacco, herbs, blackberries, cherries and spices; the palate is opulent, intense and complex and shows a collage of stewed plums, black fruit, black pepper, herbs and spices. This robust, elegant, chewy and multi-dimensional wine needs time to develop and will cellar for at least 15 years.

  • "50 Year Old Blend" Tawny (375ml)

Twenty years ago two aged barriques of fortified Tawny were given to me by a friend. Each year the wine had been blended using the solera system and the blend had been going for 30 years. From the time I became custodian of this wonderful legacy the same tradition has been followed, but now the wine is stored in French oak hogsheads.

Every year only 3% of the total stock is bottled and that 3% in turn is replaced with a newer vintage. The result today is this powerfully elegant 50 year old blend.

  • "50 Year Old Blend" Muscat (375ml)

Twenty years ago two aged barriques of fortified Muscat were given to me by a friend. Each year the wine had been blended using the solera system and the blend had been going for 30 years. From the time I became custodian of this wonderful legacy the same tradition has been followed, but now the wine is stored in French oak hogsheads.

Every year only 3% of the total stock is bottled and that 3% in turn is replaced with a newer vintage. The result today is this powerfully elegant 50 year old blend.

Museum Wines

  • 2003 Barnadown Run Heathcote Cabernet

The 2003 Cabernet is deep brick-purple in colour with notes of plums, forest floor and cigar box. The palate has intense plumy characters, prunes, cedar, tobacco leaf, chocolate, liquorice and a touch of mint. Matured in mostly French Oak for 18 months this wine exhibits an excellent depth with fine grained tannins and a toasty oak finish.

  • 2004 Barnadown Run Heathcote Cabernet

The 2004 cabernet was aged in French Oak for 18 months and is deep brick-purple in colour. The nose displays plums, forest floor and a touch of cedar. It displays intense plummy characters on the palate with prunes, cedar, tobacco leaf, mocha, liquorice, and a touch of mint. This wine exhibits excellent depth with fine grained tannins and a toasty oak finish.  

  • 2003 Barnadown Run Heathcote Merlot

Ruby-purple in colour this wine displays notes of mocha, plums and violets; dusty, plumy/cherry characters with extended fruit on the palate are mixed with dried herbs and fine grained tannins. Matured in French oak for 18 months this powerful Merlot will drink well for a minimum of 5 to 6 years.

  • 2004 Barnadown Run Heathcote Merlot

The 2004 Merlot was aged in French Oak for 18 months. Ruby-purple in colour it displays notes of mocha, plums and violets. Plummy/cherry characters on the palate are mixed with dried herbs, straw and berry fruits. This is a powerful Merlot and will drink well for many years.

  • 2003 Barnadown Run Heathcote Henry Bennett's Voluptuary

The voluptuous Henry Bennett's Voluptuary was aged in French oak for 17 months and is the flagship wine of the Barnadown Run fleet. Big, luscious, opulent, complex and at the same time elegant, it offers aromas and flavours of roasted herbs, grilled meats, blackberries, cherries and spice. This wine has had time to develop and will drink well for a number of years.

  • 2002 Barnadown Run Heathcote Henry Bennett's Voluptuary

Our flagship wine, the voluptuous Henry Bennett's (HBV) was aged in French oak for 20 months. Made in a robust, opulent and complex style, it offers aromas of roasted herbs, grilled meats, blackberries, cherries and spice. This elegant chewy and multi-dimensional wine has needed time to develop and is still not reached its full potential.

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