2021 The Butcher | Thomas Hendy Cut


This wine is a celebration of our forefather, Thomas Hendy Butcher, who was a distinguished Master Brewer in Plymouth in the 19th century. His skills and success are an inspiration for us to continue our delivery of extraordinary ferments.

Varietals: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon & Nebbiolo

Oak Regiment: 18 months

New Oak: 20% new

Bottled: July 2022

Vegan Friendly: Yes

Here we combine the finesse of the Yarra Valley and the depth and richness of Heathcote. The Syrah delivers the fruit, the Cabernet infuses a savoury focus and the Nebbiolo brings it all together with elegant structure.

[2021 Vintage] – 93 Points by Stuart Knox | The Real Review 2023

[2021 Vintage] – 85 Points | Bronze Medal Sydney Royal Wine Show 2023

[2021 Vintage] – 93 Points by Mike Bennie, WBM – Australia’s Wine Business Magazine 2023

[2021 Vintage] – 92 Points by Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion 2024

[2020 Vintage] – 95 Points by Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion 2024

[2021 Vintage] – 91 Points | Silver Medal at 2023 International Cool Climate Wine Show

[2020 Vintage] – 90 Points | Silver Medal at 2022 International Cool Climate Wine Show

[2020 Vintage] – Silver Medal, 92 Points at Decanter World Wine Awards 2022

[2020 Vintage] – 95 Points by Jane Faulkner, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion

[2020 Vintage] – 92 Points, Silver Medal at 2021 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show

[2018 Vintage] – 92 Points, Silver Medal at 2021 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show

[2018 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2021 Melbourne Royal Wine Show

[2018 Vintage] – 94 Points by Campbell Mattinson, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion

“Deep and rich ruby red hue. Ripe nose with blackcurrant, mocha, and anise aromatics. Full bodied but with a silken glide to its black fruit core. Tannins are supple and gently guide it long to a building savoury finish that shows cured meats, nori, and pepper spices. An intriguing blend that works very well. 93 Points.”
Stuart Knox for The Real Review, October 2023 [2021 Vintage]

“A delightful red of immediate drinkability and sense of uniqueness. Punchy perfume with pickled cherry, woody spice, green herbs, cranberry and pomegranate juice going on. Similar flavours in a medium weight, spice-laden flavour profile, shimmies along with cool acidity and finds a fine web of lacy tannin to boot. 93 Points.”
Mike Bennie for WBM, October 2023 [2021 Vintage]

“Bright and fruity nose of blackcurrants, raspberries, blackberries, rose hips and dried flowers. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and bright acidity. Deliciously fresh and moreish. 92 Points.”
JamesSuckling.com, October 2022 [2020 Vintage]

“Matured in 25% new oak. Tasted shortly after it was bottled, but gee it looked good. A more restrained, tighter style, although certainly full of vibrant fruit. It has come together well. Cherry and red plums, peppery and powered ginger in the mix, citrus peel and licorice root. Savoury through and through. Fuller bodied, with lots of detail across the palate, led by finely chiselled tannins. 95 Points.”
Jane Faulkner, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion, August 2021 [2020 Vintage]

“Yarra Valley/Heathcote. It’s a slightly burlier red than this blend might have you expect, but it’s well balanced, well made and looks set to go well in the cellar. Red and black berries, jubey aspects, florals, woodsy spices and malt. It’s not thick or heavy but it feels strong. 94 Points.”
Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2020 [2018 Vintage]

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