Suitable for Off Premise and On Premise
Chris Hill turns “Full Circle” with a return to the winemaking styles and techniques from the early 1980’s. “Black Shiraz” was the term for wines made in the big, gutsy Australian style. They were deeply coloured, high in alcohol, tannin and oak, as opposed to the lighter style which at the time was referred to as “Red Hermitage”.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep cherry red with crimson and brick hues.
Intense mulberry and dark plum fruit is supported by a background of earthy herbs, smoky oak and licorice.
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. The wines from 2008 are now developing additional complexity from maturation with the tannins softening and the finish becoming longer and smoother.
This is a wine for tender, slow roast lamb shanks, thick juicy steaks or rich pasta dishes. It has full Shiraz berry flavours with dusty oak and earthy, mineral characters. The long dry finish makes it ideal with soft ripe cheese and water crackers after a meal.
Now over 5 years old, this sumptuous wine is rewarding drinking and will continue to gently mature for another 5 years.