Heath Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


Garnet red with a cherry-red hue. Lifted aromatics of dried roses, violets, cherry, and cigar box. The palate is full of dark fruits including mulberry, blackcurrant & morello cherry, and savoury notes of olive tapenade and bay leaf. Dusty oak and fine tannin frame the wine and draw it though to a long, choc liquorice finish.

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Awards & Reviews:

The Wine Pilot - Ken Gargett - 93 points

"The bullseye for cracking Cabernet in Margaret River is usually considered to be the sub-region of Wilyabrup, home to the grapes used here. After time on skins, the juice went into a combination of new and older French oak barriques for a period of maturation of a year and a half. The colour is deep maroon. There are notes of plums, blackcurrants, tobacco leaves, graphite and dry herbs. More licorice appears on the palate. Ripe flavours throughout this fine Marg River Cab. The structure is fine, focused and lengthy, but also quite plush. There was more generosity on the palate than the nose led one to expect. Now for the next eight years. A very fine example of Margaret River Cabernet and excellent value as well."

The Wine Pilot - Ray Jordan - 93 points

"This comes from the outstanding 2020 vintage. It was small but super concentrated with powerful fruit intensity. Brilliant light red and crimson colour shimmers in the glass. The nose is in that red fruit zone with a redcurrant and understated blackcurrant with a little glazed cherry. The palate is more in the medium bodied zone, but the power of the 2020 vintage impels through to a sustained finish. A wine that will handle plenty of cellaring time."

The Wine Pilot - Jeni Port - 90 points

"How good is it to see a quality Cabernet Sauvignon with some age? With four years under its belt, Heath Road remains fresh and vital in lifted scents of black cherry and blackberry, vanilla, sage and thyme. There is a smidge of Merlot and Petit Verdot in the blend, which brings added interest and another layer when the wine hits the tongue in attractive florals, gentle spice and plush texture. Time in oak – 18 months maturation in French oak, 15% new – plays a big part in contributing an overall sense of elegance as well as structure. Flows easily. Pour a glass now and you won’t be disappointed. But, should you feel inclined to age further, it can be done."  Drink now to 2030.