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Hanging Rock

See Macedon Ranges

Also Hanging Rock wines from the Strathbogie Ranges region (Vic)

Tasting Notes

There are three types of Tasting notes:

(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)

(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer

(G) Notes from GenXY's Tasting events (collective opinions)

Hanging Rock Cambrian Rise Shiraz 2014

Purchased: Not ($50)

Drink: 2027

(GXY) Tasting: Oct 2016, perfumed nose, plush black cherry, dark plum and raspberry with bright cracked pepper spiciness and liquorice, medium-full bodied with dusty savoury tannins and spicy coffee/cedar oak (****)

Hanging Rock Heathcote Shiraz 2009

Purchased: Not ($75)

Drink: 2019+

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2013, plush and slightly tarry plums and liqueur black cherry with liquorice and leather notes, medium-full bodied with rich spicy coffee-cedar American oak and dusty tannins, still needs a bit more time to integrate but will appeal to those who like the riper styles, alcohol has been kept to a respectable 14.5% (****)

Hanging Rock Cambrian Rise Heathcote Shiraz 2005

Purchased: Not ($27)

Drink: 2017

(GXY) Tasting: Sept 2008, powerful core of blackberry and cassis fruit with mint and black forest cake aspects, medium-full bodied with plenty of earthy, minerally texture, rich American oak with plenty of length and a firm tannic backbone (****)

Hanging Rock Heathcote Shiraz 2004

Purchased: Not ($60)

Drink: 2014

(GXY) Tasting: June 2007, vastly different from the 2003 reflecting the cooler vintage, elegant redcurrant, blackberry and liquorice, medium-full bodied with savoury nuances, some acid grip, spicy oak (****)

Hanging Rock Heathcote Shiraz 2003

Purchased: Not ($60)

Drink: 2012

(GXY) Tasting: June 2007, Gold Medallist Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2006, rich and concentrated showing intense plum and blackberry flavours, mouth-filling full bodied palate with plenty of mint, liquorice, black pepper and savoury nuances, 18 months in charry American oak adds coconut rather than vanilla sweetness, enough tannins for long cellaring, hot finish, fruit is a bit too jammy to get the very top mark here but those who like their Shiraz big and sweet will love it (****)

Hanging Rock Heathcote Prospect Marsanne 2005

Purchased: Not ($18)

Drink: 2008

(GXY) Tasting: June 2007, lime, pear and lemon with a touch of honeysuckle, barrel fermented palate shows some almond hints, fairly soft acid finish (***)

Hanging Rock Colbinabbin Petit Verdot 2005

Purchased: Not ($27)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: June 2007, fragrant black cherry and plum with mint, medium bodied with pepper and dark chocolate, smooth tannins (***)

Hanging Rock Cambrian Rise Heathcote Shiraz 2003

Purchased: Not ($28)

Drink: 2011

(GXY) Tasting: Feb 2006, Melb, dark plum, cassis and cherry nose with liquorice and chocolate notes, medium bodied with good fruit intensity, fine tannins and sweet vanilla oaking (***1/2)