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Wild Duck Creek Yellow Hammer Hill Shiraz Malbec - Heathcote

Wild Duck Creek Yellow Hammer Hill Shiraz Malbec 2017 - Heathcote

Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Wild Duck Creek Estate
Region: Victoria
Alc: 14.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

93 POINTS
The Wine Front

$25.99: as part of any six
$29.00: single bottle
$313.20: per case of 12

Originally a single vineyard wine made from Shiraz and Malbec, Yellow Hammer Hill was created to supply restaurants with a wine that had all the hallmarks of Wild Duck Creek Estate. Since then, Yellow Hammer Hill has grown to be a blend of up to 10 different vineyards in the Heathcote region, and comprising predominately Shiraz, with varying volumes of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a wine that is supremely complimentary to most food styles.

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Our notes

Have with Braised Ham, Duck Pot Roast, Dry filled Sausage and Greek Style Lamb Kebabs.

Reviews


93 POINTS
The Wine Front
Just a splash of cabernet. The rest 80/20 let’s say. Young Liam Anderson at the helm of winemaking these days. Some subtle shifts in the freight train of wine styles has resulted. This feels like an incredible bargain – a compelling wine, in a fuller style, for the bucks. It bests so many concocted, big reds under $30. Lavish bouquet of dark berries, chocolate, jelly babies, blackcurrant pastilles. Pastilles to taste, light spice, satiny feel, fine taninns and a ripple of Jaffa choc-orange to finish. Really well balanced, gulpable fuller, fleshy red wine. Delightful.

Mike Bennie


Producers notes

Wild Duck Creek Estate is a small family run winery, situated 8kms South-west of the Heathcote township along the Wild Duck Creek. David and Diana Anderson’s passion was realized in 1991, where we produced 2 wines. We now produce 5 wines annually, and six other special and rare wines that we produce only in vintages that allow us, using only traditional winemaking methods such as open fermenters, basket pressing and long-term barrel ageing.

Our passion is for boldly flavoured fruit-driven wines that can be consumed young or cellared for many years. Our first vines were planted in 1979 by David and Diana Anderson, which is now known as ‘The Alan’s Vineyard’. The 'Original Vineyard' was planted in 1988 on Diana's parents block. As of 2006 we have 34 acres spread over 4 different vineyards, and we have 6 other long term growers who have been providing extremely high quality fruit for us since 1994.

Our own vineyards are in the process of being converted to Biodynamic. Our only objective is to produce outstanding wines of balance and power that give the consumer as much satisfaction and delight as we get making them!

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