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Old vs New Award Winning Inception Shiraz Dozen

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Old vs New Award Winning Inception Shiraz Dozen

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Congratulations Mark for winning the Best Pre-2021 Shiraz at the recent Winewise Championships.  We are very proud of your achievements, with this award giving our 2019 Inception Shiraz two trophy wins, seven gold medals and seven silver medals in total!

To celebrate we are releasing special packs featuring the award winning 2019 Inception (6 bottles) and current 2021 Inception, already a Trophy, Gold & Silver Medal winner, (6 bottles) in our ‘’old vs new’’ wine pack.

2019 Inception Awards

  • Trophy  – Saint Martin Oak Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2021, Portavin Trophy Winner, Best Victorian Wine
  • Trophy  – Winewise Championships 2024, Best pre-2021 shiraz
  • Ranking – Winestate Magazine, Top 10% in challenge PLUS the best or “Top wine” in the $40 to $45 class
  • Ranking – The Real Review, “Top Rank” wine beating 23 other 2019 Heathcote Shiraz to be the Top wine of the July 2021 tasting. Stuart Knox
  • Gold Medal – Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2021
  • Gold Medal – Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2022
  • Gold Medal – Winestate Magazine, World’s Greatest Shiraz/Syrah XVI
  • Gold Medal – Winestate Magazine, Worlds Greatest Shiraz & Syrah Challenge
  • Gold Medal – Halliday Wine Companion 2022
  • Gold Medal – Heathcote Wine Show 2022
  • Gold Medal – Heathcote Wine Show 2023
  • Silver Medal – The Real Review
  • Silver Medal – Royal Queensland Show 2023
  • Silver Medal – Winewise Small Vignerons Awards 2021
  • Silver Medal – Winestate Magazine 2022
  • Silver Medal – Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show 2021
  • Silver Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2022
  • Silver Medal – Victorian Wine Show 2021

2021 Inception Awards

  • Heathcote Wine of Provenance Trophy (2021, 2018 & 2012 Vintages) – Heathcote Wine Show 2023
  • Gold Medal – Wine Showcase Magazine 2023
  • Silver Medal – National Cool Climate Wine Show 2023
  • Silver Medal – Winewise Small Vignerons Awards 2023
  • Silver Medal – Victorian Wine Show 2023

 

2019 Tasting Notes

Cellaring: 10 to 15 Years

The 2019 vintage was exceptional for Sanguine and this has all the hallmarks of a complex age worthy Heathcote shiraz.  A very concentrated dark purple, bright and youthful.  Pleasing aromas of violet, dark cherry and blackberry’s with just a hint of oak and spice absorbed by the intense concentration of fruit.  This shiraz is classic Sanguine, rich, vibrant with great balance. The noticeable tannins combined with lush cherry and blackberry fruit give this wine great length and texture, totally delicious.

2021 Tasting Notes

Cellaring: 10 to 15 Years

The 2021 vintage was exceptional for growing grapes, so I have been really excited to see the resulting wines and haven’t been disappointed yet.  This 2021 Inception Shiraz shows all the hallmarks of a great Heathcote vintage, colour is dense red with bright purple hue. Classical cooler climate characteristics of dried herbs pepper play harmoniously with bright berry fruit, mainly blackberries with a hint of blueberries giving it a freshness.

The palate is long but quite subdued for a Sanguine, the old Heathcote saying coming true, powerful but elegant. A real mix of black fruits and spice right through and very balanced and soft textured, surprising for such a young wine.  Always worth putting inception away for long cellaring but this is a very approachable young Shiraz that can be enjoyed now.