Chris Hill Premier Select Shiraz 2015 (12 x 750mL),McLaren Vale, SA.

Generous McLaren Vale richness oozes from this big, richly flavoured Shiraz. It has warm rustic charm, great length and a complex fruit, oak and tannin structure Its a hearty wine that carries the hallmark of McLaren Vale’s intensity and generosity of flavour.

Cellaring Potential

This is a big wine which will develop slowly over many years and provide rewarding drinking for over a decade.

Overview

Generous McLaren Vale richness oozes from this big, richly flavoured Shiraz. It has warm rustic charm, great length and a complex fruit, oak and tannin structure Its a hearty wine that carries the hallmark of McLaren Vale’s intensity and generosity of flavour.

Cellaring Potential

This is a big wine which will develop slowly over many years and provide rewarding drinking for over a decade.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The colour is inky black with purple and magenta edges and long viscous legs indicating high alcohol ripeness.

Aroma

The bouquet jumps out of the glass with lovely new American oak caressing blackberry, plums and dark cherry fruit. The aroma is sweet and rich with earthy spices delivering complexity and sophistication. There is a savoury character with hints of licorice and olives.

Palate

Plums and berries are obvious on entry then the palate builds with licorice, tobacco and leather overtones. 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.

Food Matching

This is a big wine for hearty cuisine. Slow roast casseroles, thick juicy steaks and rich game dishes are excellent while firm cheeses and water crackers are ideal after the meal.

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