Red wine with an edge
Welcome to Red Edge
Since the mid 1970's, the original vineyard now called Red Edge has been producing Shiraz and Cabernet wines which helped to forge the pedigree of Heathcote as an area of exceptional quality for full bodied yet elegant red wines. Peter Dredge took over the stewardship of those lovely old vines in 1994, and has built upon that reputation making his own mark with winemaking style, new varieties and unique blending.
Since 1996 owner / vigneron Peter Dredge has been making powerful yet elegant wines from one of the oldest vineyards in arguably the most famed Shiraz area in Australia, Heathcote.
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Red Edge 71 Block Shiraz 2017
Campbell Mattinson (Posted on 21 September 2020)
From some of the oldest (surviving) vines in Heathcote. Never irrigated. Two acres in size. Around 100 dozen produced.
It’s a thick, velvety, concentrated shiraz with tar, sweet plum, mint and brandied chocolate flavours crooning through the palate. It feels just a little bit too warm to me but both the flavour and mouthfeel of this wine are quite exceptional. Seductive, it most certainly is. There’s a clear note of sandalwood here, maybe whispers of sweet tea and coconut too, but the main impression is that this is a force to be reckoned with.
Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Sep20
Alcohol : 14.6%
Price : $60
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2030+