The Leopardwood range is named after a tree that grows around the local area, Leopardwood (Flindersia Maculosa) is 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.
Leopardwood 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”
Perfect pairing with pasta and Bolognese sauce.
“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)