The Leopardwood range is named after a tree that grows around the local area, Leopardwood (Flindersia Maculosa) was once part of the native flora located on the property from which the fruit is now grown.
Less frequent in distribution, the Leopardwood is distinctive in appearance by leopard skin mottled bark. The rarity of the Leopardwood tree has been iconic for the creation of the Leopardwood wine style and label.
The wines in the Leopardwood range are crafted from the Heathcote and Hilltops regions, wines with the most intensity and flavour are selected for barrel ageing. The wines are matured in French and American barrels for up to 12 months prior to release. A rich, full bodied and structural range of wines across two viticultural regions with great cellaring potential.
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2017 Heathcote Hilltops Shiraz
This particular wine shows plum and blackberry aromas with a silky smooth palate of fleshy, spice and ripe fruits. Aged in American and French oak barrels for over 12 months prior to bottling, this gives a noticeable chocolate oak background and good tannin length”
Pasta and bolognese sauce.
Awards & reviews
VINTAGE 2017 – TBA
“As ever, Yarran – and winemaker Sam Brewer – comprehensively over-deliver; you can taste the concentration of the blackberry fruit ex the low
yielding vines (the ’14 vintage), spice and licorice joining hands with French oak as the wine marches purposefully towards the rich finish.
94 POINTS – James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion. (v14)