"Adam Foster, chef-turned-sommelier-turned-winemaker, is about to take it to the next level with his fringe-Heathcote estate property (and the fruit he will grow there). That is my prediction. Working off an already high base, the future looks exciting. Here’s a shiraz he sources from elsewhere for now, but it’s cooler in its expression of Heathcote anyway. This is his best yet under this ‘Demi’ release. Loaded with spice, it’s a sinewy, chompy shiraz of medium bodied feel and red-black swirls of berry fruit. The scents are feral, in a sweet fruit-meets-wet earth-meets-undergrowth kind of way. The palate gnarls and twists, snaps with tannin and leaves you licking your chops for remnants of up front sweeter fruit character. It’s big, but not big, but striking, and yet shows deft touch in letting fruit do its thing. I want more."
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front