Heirloom Vineyards Barossa Shiraz 2016

This is the seventh vintage we have stocked of this wine and we have noticed a pattern… It is always in the top handful or the very best Shiraz when we open up a slew of Shiraz on the tasting bench. No surprise this edition has a trophy and 5 gold medals already. It is so smooth, polished and rich, offering black and blue fruits, velvety tannins and beautifully subtle oak. Delicious already, yet has the legs to cellar for a decade or more.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs

RegionBarossa Valley, SA
WineryHeirloom Vineyards
WinemakerElena Brooks
Alcohol %14.5
Size750 mL
BlingTrophy, 5 x Gold Medals, 93pts James Halliday, 93pts Kim Brebach

Allow us to prattle on a little more about this...

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 and biodynamic 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.

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Customer Reviews

the appeal is immediate, from the sweet fruit and soft oak

Heirloom Vineyards Barossa Shiraz 2016 – From the husband and wife team of Zar and Elena Brooks. Lots of bling and I can see why: the appeal is immediate, from the sweet fruit and soft oak, there’s a real lightness of touch here but there’s plenty of flavour too, and balance. It’s a bit short of of depth and complexity for this money. 93 points.

Kim Brebach BWU$20, 20/02/2019
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Excellent Barossan Shiraz

Heirloom Barossa Shiraz 2015 – This wine makes the review simple: If you’re a lover of the rich, ripe, plush, velvety, warm and cuddly style of Barossa Shiraz, you’ll absolutely love this red. It’s as good an example as you’re likely to come across. 95 points. BUY.

Kim Brebach BWU$20, 14/02/2019
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2015 Heirloom Shiraz

Elena Brooks is a genius. Her Dandelion Range are a collection of elegant and consistent Gold winners, but her 2015 Heirloom is a masterpiece. Bold, deep and beautifully succulent fruit. The Best of the Barossa in a bottle.

Ben, 30/01/2017
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Great Shiraz

This is a true full bodied shiraz. Heaps of black fruit but well balanced with tannins and oak. Needs decanting if you intend to drink young. Fantastic value.

Mark, 6/12/2015
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2011 Heirloom Shiraz

Great 92+ faultless fantastic have not tried the 2013 will try to wait.

Michael, 29/09/2015
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