PV Tasting Notes
The 2007 Heggies Reserve Chardonnay is to my mind, firmly establishing itself as one of Australia’s best, having recently tasted it against the other major brands vintage for vintage, all 2007s Giaconda, Leeuwin Art Series and Cullen’s Chardonnay Kevin John, I put this up there with them all, in fact well above two of the three. But consider this, £17.99 against £40 to £80 per bottle for the others...need I say more? Currently there are no independent ratings out on this wine as it has only just been released. I sincerely expect it to get between 94 and 97 points from the critics...only time will tell. If you want to wait, do so, but it might just be too late.
The 2007 Heggies Reserve is a fine cool climate wine, both sexy and delicious, beautifully charry on the nose, then mashed up citrus juices running over river stones, the palate delivers what the nose promises, there’s great elegance here, but immense power to match, multi layered matchstick, white peach, nougat, roasted nuts all with a fine lemony line running through, and the silky layers keep unfolding ending on a long spicy finish. Pure and utter class. This is a princess dressed up like Cinderella, actually, it is Vinderella. It’s such a shame they only make 200 cases a year.
95 points James Halliday July 2010
Serve this with any fish or seafood in a buttery sauce and you’ll be in heaven also suits white fish simply grilled or meunière, Dover Sole, Turbot, Halibut, Brill, Scallops, Roast Veal, organic Chicken stuffed with herbs or truffles under the skin.
The Heggies Vineyard was purchased in 1971 by Wyndham Hill Smith from his great friend, Colin Heggie. The label portrays Colin astride his horse Jack at sunset, surveying the first plantings in the fledgling vineyard.
Heggies Vineyard in the high country of the Eden Valley, is a place of great beauty and personality. The carefully tended vineyard with its manicured rows of vines is in stark contrast to the towering gums, rocky granite outcrops and rugged surrounding hills.
Heggies is a single vineyard in the Eden Valley where the 'terroir' is encouraged to produce the distinctive Heggies wine styles. The soil is a thin layer of grey sandy loam over clay and decomposed rock - and vines compete vigorously for moisture and nutrient. An altitude of 550 m above sea level, 787 mm of annual rain, plus innovative viticultural practises produce wines of full flavour and balance.