Place of Changing Winds Heathcote Syrah 2021


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Victoria, Australia
94 points


Our latest release boasts an additional year of aging, allowing our Heathcote Syrah to reach its peak expression. Sourced from a meticulously tended east-facing plot of 20-year-old vines nestled in the renowned red Cambrian soils of Heathcote's Mount Camel Range, this wine embodies the essence of our terroir. While we recognize Heathcote's potential for producing refined wines, our vineyard's unique microclimate fosters the cultivation of robust Syrah varietals. To honor this distinct character, we extended the aging process by an extra year in cask.

The 2021 vintage underwent a meticulous aging journey, spending its initial year in a selection of Stockinger casks and concrete tanks. It then matured further in a single 2,000-liter Stockinger cask until its bottling in November 2023, culminating in a total aging period of 33 months. This Syrah epitomizes the richness and depth of our esteemed region, offering a luscious bouquet of dark fruits. With a modest alcohol content of 13%, it surprises with its lightness and refreshing character, setting it apart from other wines of the area.


94 points
Mike Bennie

A wild card, a surprise package. A wine of energy, febrile tension, freshness and drawl. It’s all wild, brambly red berries, dusty, fine tannin, blood orange (pleasing) sweet-bitterness, fine, dark chocolate mellow qualities and faint game meat savouriness. It feels decidedly light and bright, sure, complex, layered, some intensity, but the vim and vigour here is undeniable. This will slake a thirst.

93 points

There’s a deal of oak flavour here but it combines well with the bold nature of the fruit. Toast, cedarwood and cream characters wrap around black cherries, plums and peppercorns, the (assertive but integrated) tannin then threaded finely. The finish is impressively prolonged, and while it feels ripe and flavoursome it’s also juicy; refreshing even.


Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Food pairing
Beef Bourguignon

Tasting Profile

The nose of this Syrah offers an enticing blend of blackcurrant, blackberry, and cherry pie, accented by hints of pepper, tobacco, and sweet spices. Subtle undertones of violet, sage, and olive add depth and complexity.
On the palate, this Syrah delivers a juicy and smooth experience, with flavors bursting forth reminiscent of blackcurrant, blackberry, and cherry pie. The interplay of pepper, tobacco, and sweet spices adds layers of complexity, while maintaining a ripe and fresh profile. Subtle notes of violet, sage, and olive linger on the finish, making it an ideal complement to roasted lamb.

Place of Changing Winds Heathcote Syrah 2021

Place of Changing Winds Heathcote Syrah 2021

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