Chris Hill `Full Circle` Old Vat Shiraz 2014 (12 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

This is one of the most exciting wines I’ve released in decades. Growing conditions were tough but working with third generation growers is a delight. The fruit was exceptional and the finished wine reflects that quality. It’s robust and full with a well balanced caressing palate packed with flavour.

Overview

This is one of the most exciting wines I’ve released in decades. Growing conditions were tough but working with third generation growers is a delight. The fruit was exceptional and the finished wine reflects that quality. It’s robust and full with a well balanced caressing palate packed with flavour.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

First impressions are powerful. This wine makes a bold statement in the glass, dark and inky with heavy alcohol legs clinging to the side.

Aroma

On pouring the first glass, the bouquet fills the room. It is intense with a sense of luxury and sophistication. It’s has a youthful vibrancy with harmoniously integrated aged characters of smoky oak and dark chocolate.

Palate

Plums and berries are obvious on entry then the palate builds with licorice, tobacco and leather overtones. This is an assertive wine with plump juicy tannins and spicy oak it has a background of dusty pepper and spice. Balanced and long on the finish, it has a velvety texture and chocolaty aftertaste. The wines from vintage 2014 are now starting to reveal their true quality and class.

Food Matching

I love the flavour and complexity of Barossa Shiraz, I t think it goes with everything from a gourmet burger to haut cuisine. Just enjoy it with any of your favourite dishes

Cellaring Potential

… to infinity and beyond, but don’t wait that long. It will surprise you now!

Grays Tasting Panel Review

Prepare yourself, this is a big wine. Huge mouthful of berries and spice with a hint of mint on the back palate. Perfect for winter drinking sitting by the fireplace. Dean - Grays Wine Tasting Panel (JULY/2015)

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