Luscious, old vine Shiraz from an innovative family cellar awarded 5 Red Stars (the best) and with an eye for tradition. They first crafted Heavyweight in the ’60s and have revived the name with this 2016 full of liquorice and blackberry spice.
"Black berry jam and dark chocolate sauce. With a bite of spice and a good kick of alcohol. Yum"
As well as top cuvée single vineyard wines, this 5-Star family winery also makes traditional offerings such as The Heavyweight – a big, spicy Shiraz first produced in the 1960s. It’s now been resurrected – it delivers all the smooth power and ripe fruit for which it originally attracted a loyal following, but with new added intensity from 40 year old vines, mostly in premium McLaren Vale. This cellar dates back to 1886, when Dr William Angove, recently arrived in South Australia from England, first made a rich red wine as a tonic for his patients. He became renowned for his brandy, too. That innovative spirit lives on today at the excellent McLaren Vale estate run by the fifth generation. A classic Aussie Shiraz to serve with lamb or beef.
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Laithwaite's began in 1969, when geography student Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux ...
and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that hundreds of little wineries all around the world were soon
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