"Packed tight and ready for an extended time in the bottle, the Ballerina Canopy is always a good bet for the cellar. Deep, dense purple hues, as only Heathcote can deliver. Plush, aromatic scent with a good dose of Aussie bush midst the blackberry, cassis and cedar. The big takeaway with this wine is the structural integrity and powdery tannins. It's well-built."
SILVER - 2021 Halliday Wine Companion
"Fairly closed on the nose, not offering much other than simple black fruit and dusty oak aromas. It's direct in the mouth with medium intensity, simple flavours and drying tannins."
86 points BRONZE - Ralph Kyte-Powell , The Real Review
VINEYARD REGION: Heathcote
THE WINE: This wine shows the typical deep red garnet hues of youth. The nose displays intense plum and dark cherry aromas, beautifully integrated with hints of white pepper. The rich and concentrated palate is full of plummy fruit flavours . The wine was matured for 18 months in American oak barrels, and has the tannin and fruit structure to mature gracefully in bottle for up to 15 years from vintage.
FOOD MATCHES: Oven-baked eggplant stuffed with tomato, parsley and fried onion also excellent with roasted venison, with beetroot and balsamic glaze.
PEAK DRINKING: Now-2035
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol 14.0% - PH 3.57 - TA 6.03